Dont pass over BEFORE THEY PASS AWAY

Today morning we drove down to our parcel collection center and picked up a heavy packet. Exciting for it’s weight and that it contained books!

From the car to the main entrance and then to our apartment, I staggered. Not for the wine drunk but the rain and the over 10 kg weight I carried in a heavy carton.

Inside was a visual treasure. The book ‘Before They Pass Away’ by Jimmy Nelson. A collection of photographs of tribes and people. Dressed in their native pride and dignity as they pose in their traditional attire.

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At a museum each photograph would merit many hours of study. The subject photographed, the setting, the composition, the beautiful lighting. Outdoors or in native dwellings.
Each face tells a mighty story of great richness.
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Sadly too there are no such people left in Europe, North America or Australia it seems. The book spans South America, Asia, Africa and New Zealand. It has taken however a dedicated photographer from England to have recorded them all so patiently and with such insight.
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Browse the book website (its gorgeous): Before They Pass Away

 

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