Before They Pass Away by Jimmy Nelson

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Jimmy Nelson photographed tribes near extinction calling it Before They Pass Away. Survival is key; hunting is life, warmth, community. They are a people wrestling with mortality…where everyday the push and pull against a harsh climate, primitive tools, a long list of traditions…toughen their skin more so than others. Gamblers at large, the fate of some dangles off the back of their mush sled wrapped up in exaggerated garments made of skins, bones, fur. The fate of others clings to the rainforest preservation, their numbers dwindling beneath the depressed canopy. Ultra intimidating markings on their bodies, piercings that separate them from mainstream society, stone faces in natural beauty have captivated us.

The scenes reveal their nomadic lifestyles, camps set up candidly with tepees, fire ring, and members young and old. In lush corners of the planet, waterfalls and wild horses are part of the norm for other groups. Their landscape and attire almost seems cinematic and we are jealous for their freedom in life this day and everyday.

Allison

Allison

Allison Parker is a proud stay at home mom maintaining a full schedule kissing boo boos and passing out hugs just because. Her days many times are spent between the garden and the kitchen. From a journey of learning whole food eating habits, she's taken on the challenges of baking bread, muffins and cakes from scratch and filling the cellar shelves with scores of her own canned goods each year. Writing is one of those things she does because its part of who she is. That and it's a nice break from the never ending work that comes with raising a family.

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