46 Must See Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away

46 Must See Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away - Maori, New Zealand

Living in a concrete box with hot water pouring from the tap, a refrigerator cooling our food and wi-fi connecting us to the rest of the world, we can barely imagine a day in a life of, say, Tsaatan people. They move 5 to 10 times per year, building huts when the temperature is -40 and herding reindeer for transportation, clothing and food. “Before They Pass Away,” a long-term project by photographer Jimmy Nelson, gives us the unique opportunity to discover more than 30 secluded and slowly vanishing tribes from all over the world.


Spending 2 weeks in each tribe, Jimmy became acquainted with their time-honoured traditions, joined their rituals and captured it all in a very appealing way. His detailed photographs showcase unique jewellery, hairstyles and clothing, not to forget the surroundings and cultural elements most important to each tribe, like horses for Gauchos. According to Nelson, his mission was to assure that the world never forgets how things used to be: “Most importantly, I wanted to create an ambitious aesthetic photographic document that would stand the test of time. A body of work that would be an irreplaceable ethnographic record of a fast disappearing world.”


All of his snapshots now lie in a massive book and will be extended by a film (you can see a short introduction video below). So embark on a journey to the most remote corners and meet the witnesses of a disappearing world. Would you give up your smartphone, internet and TV to live free like them?


Kazakh, Mongolia

46 Must See Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away - Kazakh, Mongolia

46 Must See Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away - Kazakh, Mongolia

46 Must See Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away - Kazakh, Mongolia

Himba, Namibia

46 Must See Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away - Himba, Namibia

46 Must See Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away - Himba, Namibia

Huli, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea

46 Must See Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away - Huli, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea

46 Must See Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away - Huli, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea

Asaro, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea

46 Must See Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away - Asaro, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea

Kalam, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea

46 Must See Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away - Kalam, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea

Goroka, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea

46 Must See Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away - Goroka, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea

46 Must See Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away - Goroka, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea

46 Must See Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away - Goroka, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea

Chukchi, Russia

46 Must See Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away - Chukchi, Russia

46 Must See Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away - Chukchi, Russia

46 Must See Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away - Chukchi, Russia

Maori, New Zealand

46 Must See Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away - Maori, New Zealand

46 Must See Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away - Maori, New Zealand

46 Must See Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away - Maori, New Zealand

46 Must See Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away - Maori, New Zealand

Gauchos, Argentina

46 Must See Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away - Gauchos, Argentina

46 Must See Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away - Gauchos, Argentina

46 Must See Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away - Gauchos, Argentina

Tsaatan, Mongolia

46 Must See Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away - Tsaatan, Mongolia

46 Must See Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away - Tsaatan, Mongolia

Samburu, Kenya

46 Must See Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away - Samburu, Kenya

46 Must See Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away - Samburu, Kenya

46 Must See Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away - Samburu, Kenya

Rabari, India

46 Must See Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away - Rabari, India

46 Must See Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away - Rabari, India

46 Must See Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away - Rabari, India

Mursi, Ethiopia

46 Must See Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away - Mursi, Ethiopia

Ladakhi, India

46 Must See Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away - Ladakhi, India

Vanuatu, Vanuatu Islands

46 Must See Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away - Vanuatu, Vanuatu Islands

Drokpa, India

46 Must See Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away - Drokpa, India

46 Must See Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away - Drokpa, India

Dassanech, Ethiopia

46 Must See Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away - Dassanech, Ethiopia

Karo, Ethiopia

46 Must See Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away - Karo, Ethiopia

46 Must See Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away - Karo, Ethiopia

Banna, Ethiopia

46 Must See Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away - Banna, Ethiopia

46 Must See Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away - Banna, Ethiopia

Dani, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea

46 Must See Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away - Dani, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea

46 Must See Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away - Dani, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea

Maasai, Tanzania

46 Must See Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away - Maasai, Tanzania

Nenets, Russia

46 Must See Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away - Nenets, Russia

46 Must See Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away - Nenets, Russia

46 Must See Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away - Nenets, Russia

Sources: Beforethey.com & Bored Panda


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