Photographer Jimmy Nelson recently published his second major project titled “Homage to Humanity.”
Nelson took on the task of visiting 34 different indigenous cultures on spanning five continents.
Nelson’s first book, “Before They Pass Away”, was a collection of pictures of 30+ vanishing tribes from all around the globe.
And while this project can be seen as quite similar, this time the photographer decided to expand and added travel journals, local facts, maps, and personal interviews, shifting his focus from the objects he captures to the journey itself.
In his work, Nelson explores the idea of reconnecting to our roots and humanity.
He thinks indigenous people play an essential role in our perception of ourselves as humans.
That they are connected to a deeper meaning we have lost in this day and age.
That’s why he is inviting everybody to join the global discussion on cultural identity.
Nelson is also planning to release a movie featuring 1500 photos, “all stitched together into one amazing journey across the cradle of human culture.”
More info: jimmynelson.com
Hakamou’i, Ua Pou, Marguesas Islands, French Polynesia
Yang Shuo Cormorants, China
Samburu Tribe, Kenya
Mask Dancers, Paro, Bhutan
Perak Women, Thikse Monastery, Ladakh, India
Vaioa River, Atuona, Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia
Khoyor Tolgoi Hill, Altan Tsogts County Bayan Ulgii Provence, Mongolia
Huli Wigmen, Ambua Falls, Tari Valley, Papua New Guinea
Tarangire, Rift Escarpment, Tanzania
Ni Vanuatu Men Rah Lava Island, Torba Province Vanuatu Islands
Ganges, Haridwar, India
Ndoto Mountain Range, Kenya
Angge Village, Upper Mustang Nepal
Te Aroha Mikaka & Sky Bay Of Islands, Haruru Falls, North Island, New Zealand
Likekaipia Tribe Ponowi Village, Jalibu Mountains, Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea
Uramana Clan, Amuioan, Tufi, Papua New Guinea
Miao Village, Liu Pan Shui, Gui Zhou, China
Paro Pass, Bhutan
Mount Bosavi Waterfall, Papua New Guinea
Korcho Village, Omo Valley, Ethiopia
Lake Argentino / Cerro Christal On Horizon Patagonia, Argentina
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