Jimmy grew accustom to traveling all over the world from a young age. His father was an oil engineer and by the time Jimmy was seven, he had been to more countries than people typically get to in a lifetime. As a young man, he walked across the length of Tibet and it was this trip that began his career in documentary photography.
“If we could start a global movement that documents and shares images, thoughts and stories about tribal life both old and new, perhaps we could save part of our world’s precious cultural heritage from vanishing. We must work to let them coexist in these modern times by supporting their cause, respecting their habitats, recording their pride, and helping them to pass on their traditions to generations to come.”
Check out Jimmy Nelson’s book on this trip titled “Before They Pass Away.”
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