British photographer Jimmy Nelson spent three years traveling to and exploring faraway regions of the world to chronicle the lives of indigenous people.
Nelson visited some 35 tribes, nine of which are located in Africa, like the Samburu, Himba and Dassanech tribes pictured above.
Through a stunning collection of vibrant stills, Nelson documents the humble lives of these native groups, as he aims to portray a “purity of humanity.”
I wanted to witness their time-honoured traditions, join in their rituals and discover how the rest of the world is threatening to change their way of life forever. 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.
To learn more about the project and its entire collection that features tribes from varying regions, including in South America and Asia, visit HERE.