From blistering semi-desert to the frigid tundra, Photographer Jimmy Nelson travelled across five continents to document the distinctive cultures that continue to live in harmony with nature. Due to globalization and implied cultural homogenization, cultures like these have become a rarity in modern times. Their customs have become an artifact that continues to dissolve at increasing speeds.
Before They Pass Away provides human insight venturing deep into the remote tribes of the world. It makes you question if there is a greater human message we may be missing beneath technology and materialist emphasis. These tribes retain an unsoiled definition of humanity.