Tribes around the world

 
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"With globalization, these societies are to be prized for their distinctive lifestyles, art and traditions. They live in close harmony with nature, now a rarity in our modern era" 

- Jimmy Nelson

Fon woman in Benin,1950-1953  Photography by Michel Huet / Gamma-Rapho

Fon woman in Benin,1950-1953

Photography by Michel Huet / Gamma-Rapho

Tribal fantasy in Orissa by RURO photography  Chad woman  Zulu Women, 1904, South Africa

Tribal fantasy in Orissa by RURO photography

Chad woman

Zulu Women, 1904, South Africa

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Nandoye & Nangini by Herb Ritts, 1993

Nandoye & Nangini by Herb Ritts, 1993

Photographs of various tribes around the world have always fascinated me, especially when my boyfriend offered me the book “Before They Pass Away" by Jimmy Nelson, it sparked my interest to start collecting pictures of tribes I considered powerful, empowering and often times mystical.

From the book "Before They Pass Away" by Jimmy Nelson

From the book "Before They Pass Away" by Jimmy Nelson

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A Shipibo woman photographed by Thomas Hoepker, 1962 Courtesy of Musée du Quai Branly

A Shipibo woman photographed by Thomas Hoepker, 1962
Courtesy of Musée du Quai Branly

Huli tribesman, Kikita village, Southern Highlands "Man As Art" series by Malcolm Kirk

Huli tribesman, Kikita village, Southern Highlands
"Man As Art" series by Malcolm Kirk

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Kauil tribesman, Laiagam village, Western Highlands "Man As Art" series by Malcolm Kirk

Kauil tribesman, Laiagam village, Western Highlands
"Man As Art" series by Malcolm Kirk

Balinese woman, 1910's

Balinese woman, 1910's

Sumburu tribe, "Before They Pass Away", Jimmy Nelson

Sumburu tribe, "Before They Pass Away", Jimmy Nelson

Some of these photographs encouraged me to make more art and jewelry and some of them I could spend hours looking at.

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Himba tribe, "Before They Pass Away", Jimmy Nelson  The last tattooed women of Kalinga by Jake Verzosa

Himba tribe, "Before They Pass Away", Jimmy Nelson

The last tattooed women of Kalinga by Jake Verzosa

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The funerary ritual of the Bororo, Brazil

The funerary ritual of the Bororo, Brazil

Surma and body paint

Surma and body paint

Djenne Sudan woman, 1952

Djenne Sudan woman, 1952

Meru woman, Kenya, 1910

Meru woman, Kenya, 1910

Photography by Kazimir Ostoja Zagourski, 1880-1941

Photography by Kazimir Ostoja Zagourski, 1880-1941

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