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Photographer Captures The Last Surviving Tribes On Earth

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1 of 20|Asaro Tribe|Location: Indonesia + Papua New Guinea
Photographed in 2010
2 of 20|Chinese Fishing Tribe|Location: Guangxi, China
Photographed in 2010
3 of 20|Maasai Tribe|Location: Kenya + Tanzania
Photographed in 2010
4 of 20|Nenets Trive|Location: Siberia – Yamal
Photographed in 2011
5 of 20|Korowai Tribe|Location: Indonesia + Papua New Guinea
Photographed in 2010
6 of 20|Yali Tribe|Location: Indonesia + Papua New Guinea
Photographed in 2010
7 of 20|Karo Tribe|Location: Ethiopia
Photographed in 2011
8 of 20|Dassanech Tribe|Location: Ethiopia
Photographed in 2011
9 of 20|Huaorani Tribe|Location: Argentina + Ecuador
Photographed in 2011
10 of 20|Vanuatu Tribe|Location: Rah Lava Island, Torba Province
Photographed in 2011
11 of 20|Ladakhi Tribe|Location: India
Photographed in 2012
12 of 20|Mursi Tribe|Location: Ethiopia
Photographed in 2011
13 of 20|Rabari Tribe|Location: India
Photographed in 2012
14 of 20|Samburu Tribe|Location: Kenya + Tanzania
Photographed in 2010
15 of 20|Mustang Tribe|Location: Nepal
Photographed in 2011
16 of 20|Maori Tribe|Location: New Zealand
Photographed in 2011
17 of 20|Goroka Tribe|Location: Indonesia + Papua New Guinea
Photographed in 2011
18 of 20|Huli Tribe|Location: Indonesia + Papua New Guinea
Photographed in 2010
19 of 20|Himba Tribe|Location: Namibia
Photographed in 2011
20 of 20|Kazakh Tribe|Location: Mongolia
Photographed in 2011

It’s not every day that you get to explore some of the most remote places of the Earth, but photographer Jimmy Nelson has spent the past three years doing just that.

In fact, for his photographic book ‘Before They Pass Away’, Nelson has ventured off the beaten track to capture these images of the last surviving tribes on Earth.

While Nelson’s work is breathtaking to say the least, it has come under fierce controversy for focusing on tribes naturally ‘passing away’ and “glossing over the genocidal violence to which many of the tribes pictured are being subjected.”

“Individually the people are all very sweet, but as their culture is being threatened they’re forced to stand up for themselves,” says Nelson. Click through the slideshow for preview of Nelson’s ‘Before They Pass Away’ which is available for purchase online now.

[via Live Learn Evolve]

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