Years ago, we've first laid our eyes on the stunning photographs that Jimmy Nelson published in his book "Before They Pass Away" that gave us a look at over 30 vanishing tribes from all around the globe. From Mongolia to Indonesia, Jimmy spent weeks with each tribe to learn their culture and capture it from his point of view.

In 2018, Nelson published his second major project titled "Homage to Humanity". He visited 34 indigenous cultures in five continents, revisiting some from his previous journey. While his first book was a collection of pictures, this time the photographer decided to expand and added travel journals, maps, local facts, and personal interviews, shifting the focus of his story from the objects he captures to the journey itself. 

"When I was 17, I started a journey and it's still the journey that I'm on today," Nelson said. "It's about reconnecting and finding myself. I've dressed it and disguised it with photography and tribes and indigenous cultures, but ultimately it's a very personal journey of wanting to feel and survive and be alive."

In his work, Jimmy explores the idea of reconnecting to our roots and our humanity and he believes that indigenous people play an important role in our perception of ourselves as human beings. That's why he's inviting everyone to join the global discussion on cultural identity. 

In a couple of weeks, Jimmy Nelson is planning to release a movie featuring 1500 photographs, "all stitched together into one amazing journey across the cradle of human culture". 

More info: jimmynelson.com

#1 Hakamou'i, Ua Pou, Marguesas Islands, French Polynesia

Hakamou'i, Ua Pou, Marguesas Islands, French Polynesia

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Natasha Forchione 4 days ago

Dam!! They look fierce!

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#2 Yang Shuo Cormorants, China

Yang Shuo Cormorants, China

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Enuya 3 days ago

It looks like scene from some kind of myth or legend. Gloomy river and its guards, peaceful but fierce - if necessary. I love these lanterns - they gives such small amount of light and still it is impressive (I love that most colours here are greyish, that is beautiful). Amazing photo.

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#3 Mask Dancers, Paro, Bhutan

Mask Dancers, Paro, Bhutan

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FortnitePlayerGirl 4 days ago

Nice masks

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#4 Samburu Tribe, Kenya

Samburu Tribe, Kenya

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Natasha Forchione 4 days ago

Looks like a Vogue picture!

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#5 Perak Women, Thikse Monastery, Ladakh, India

Perak Women, Thikse Monastery, Ladakh, India

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MN Free Spirit 4 days ago

I want to know whats behind them...are they snow/ice huts? or sculptures? and what are they used for? hopefully google can help me out.

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#6 Vaioa River, Atuona, Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia

Vaioa River, Atuona, Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia

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Sabina Fleschutz 3 days ago

All the women are going to really like this one;)

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#7 Khoyor Tolgoi Hill, Altan Tsogts County Bayan Ulgii Provence, Mongolia

Khoyor Tolgoi Hill, Altan Tsogts County Bayan Ulgii Provence, Mongolia

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Helen Cole 3 days ago

Are these the Mongolian eagle or falcon guys recently featured on Nova or Nature on PBS?

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#8 Huli Wigmen, Ambua Falls, Tari Valley, Papua New Guinea

Huli Wigmen, Ambua Falls, Tari Valley, Papua New Guinea

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Nervous Chaos 3 days ago

Fantastic people and photography.

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#9 Ganges, Haridwar, India

Ganges, Haridwar, India

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Noodle Nio 3 days ago

"No you can't sit with us."

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#10 Tarangire, Rift Escarpment, Tanzania

Tarangire, Rift Escarpment, Tanzania

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Enuya 3 days ago

Such bright colours! They contrast with the rest of the photo in a very beautiful way. I like this landscape in the background and how it looks so empty on the right side and everything on the left. Somehow this makes this photo looks even more balanced and beutiful.

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