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Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes- BeforeThey Pass Away


Stunning Portraits Of The World's Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away (46 pics) | Bored Panda

Stunning Portraits Of The World's Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away (46 pics) | Bored Panda

Stunning Portraits Of The World's Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away (46 pics) | Bored Panda

Stunning Portraits Of The World's Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away (46 pics) | Bored Panda

Stunning Portraits Of The World's Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away (46 pics) | Bored Panda

Stunning Portraits Of The World's Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away (46 pics) | Bored Panda

Stunning Portraits Of The World's Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away (46 pics) | Bored Panda

Stunning Portraits Of The World's Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away (46 pics) | Bored Panda

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Spending 2 weeks in each tribe, Jimmy became acquainted with their time-honoured traditions, joined their rituals and captured it all in a very appealing way. His detailed photographs showcase unique jewellery, hairstyles and clothing, not to forget the surroundings and cultural elements most important to each tribe, like horses for Gauchos. According to Nelson, his mission was to assure that the world never forgets how things used to be: “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.”

All of his snapshots now lie in a massive book and will be extended by a film (you can see a short introduction video below). So embark on a journey to the most remote corners and meet the witnesses of a disappearing world. Would you give up your smartphone, internet and TV to live free like them?

How many tribes are there?

Wow. Are there any organizations working for their survival?

I think if the outside world leaves them alone, that is probably the best we can do for them.  Some of the tribes numbers are pretty high around 3 million for the Huli, Asaro, and Kalam tribes of Papua New Guinea, the Chukchi of Russia number around 15K, but the Tsaatan of Mongolia are down to 44 families, about 200 to 400 people, with that low of numbers, you've lost your diversity, and maybe inbreeding becomes the downfall of a people at that point.  I wondered if you can find genetically like individuals outside of a tribe, that maybe branched off thousands of years ago, that could bring some genetic diversity back into a tribe?  But that would only fix the numbers problem, the culture is another part that needs to be maintained, and the world has moved forward, at some point they will have to come along with everyone else, that's where the good record keeping comes in, so we will at least preserve the history :)

I do wonder if the tribes would let outsiders join them, even if they do share genetics?

This is the best quality book I've come across in some time.  The trade edition is $150, and there is a XXL Limited edition for $8750.

There are people willing to pay $8750 for a book?! Wow!

For the person who has everything, I guess.

At that price why not make it an even $10k and donate the rest to a cause?

That's a good point, but maybe the most likely group they would raise the funds for would be the Tribes themselves, and maybe a big influx of cash would push them along to their demise even faster?  It just would not seem right to raise the money for some other cause like breast cancer, or feeding hungry inter-city kids.  Maybe something world wide, and related to the Tribes demises, like something environmental? 

500 copies at the $8750 = $4,375,000 + unknown amount of Trade Edition copies @ $150 each.  I wonder how much it cost to make?  The travel, guides, crew, equipment, food, lodging, transportation, printing, it could be that he will need to sell about half to break even, and only makes profit beyond that point?  Maybe he came up with that price, as exactly what it cost him to make each book, with all expenses considered ;)

BEFORE THEY PASS AWAY

THE BOOK - XXL LIMITED EDITION 500 exclusive and numbered copies of this XXL book, offered in a sumptuous clamshell box, showcased on a custom-made transparent book holder and containing three autographed art prints. • English • 20.000 words • 500 images • 464 p, 200 gr • 400 x 590 mm • Hard cover with clamshell box (460 x 630 mm) • E 6.500,00 • ISBN: 978-94-60650-77-2 • Printed in Italy

The XXL LIMITED edition€ 6500 (approximately £ 5500 / $ 8750)ISBN: 978-94-60650-77-2

The trade edition

424 pp., 4 gatefolds, Hardcover with jacket c. 402 color photographs Texts in English, German and French € 128 / £ 100 / $150 ISBN: 978-3-8327-9759-1 Format: 29 x 37 cm

It does feel like environmental preservation.

And your logic about his pricing makes sense to me.

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