Before They Pass Away: A Photographer Races After Vanishing Tribes

By Jane Hwang - 2014-01-07T15:48:54Z

Photograph courtesy teNeues

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Jimmy Nelson

"Because this project isn’t about me: it’s a catalyst for something far bigger. If we could start a global movement that documents and shares images, thoughts and stories about tribal life both old and new, maybe we could save part of our world’s precious cultural heritage from vanishing. If Edward Curtis could do it for the Native American Indians, then why can’t we for the world today." --Photographer Jimmy Nelson, with a Huli wigman in Papua New Guinea