From October 1st until November 28th, the exhibition “Before they pass away” presents the pictures taken by Jimmy Nelson when he met around thirty endangered tribes.
Between 2010 and 2014, photographer Jimmy Nelson travelled around the world to meet many endangered populations and take their pictures so that they will never be forgotten. His project, named “Before they pass away”, can be discovered at the A. Galerie from October 1st until November 28th.
With impressive aesthetics, this exhibition takes us to the steps of the British photographer, who has chosen thirty-five tribes according to their geographical distance, their beauty and the misreading of their ancestral folklores.
Just like an illustrated anthology, “Before they pass away” puts the native culture in the spotlight again, with a very artistic approach: indeed, the Masaï warrior, the Maori, the Kazakh hunter and the Nenetes Eskimo have posed in their most beautiful, traditional outfits, with breathtaking landscapes in the background.
This exhibition also raises many questions, such as the part of cultural heritage that humanity has to preserve if it doesn’t want to lose its collective memory…
♡Paris Select’s special favorite: the artistic value of a project at the service of a humanitarian purpose.