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This shot was taken on the Ndoto Mountain Range in Kenya in 2010 of the Samburu tribe.  The photo is part of a long-term project by Jimmy Nelson, a British Photographer, to capture indigenous people.  The project titled Before They Pass Away captures stunning images which feature 15 million people from 29 tribes on five continents.  Before They Pass Away is his effort to capture the “natural authenticity” of these tribes where he believes the “the purity of humanity exists.” “Jimmy Nelson found the last tribesmen and observed them. He smiled and drank their mysterious brews before taking out his camera. He shared what real people share: vibrations, invisible but palpable.” Nelson’s ultimate goal, to create “an ethnographic record of a fast disappearing world.”

Be sure to check out the “art prints” tab on his web site for more photos: Before They

And don’t miss his Ted Talk Video here: Jimmy Nelson: Gorgeous portraits of the world’s vanishing people

Background on Caleb/Wednesday/Hump Day Posts and Geico’s original commercial: Let’s Hit it Again


  1. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    This is a great post … Samburu Tribe!

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  2. Oh my – what special company for Caleb today! He’s looking indignantly indigenous 😉

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  3. What a gorgeous photo and such a noble cause….

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  4. For once, Caleb is not the star model in the photo. I hope he gets over it.

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  5. Great picture. I feel fortunate to have traveled a bit and seen similar places and people myself.

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  6. wow, what a stunning photo. of course, caleb and his posse are there in the center of things.

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  7. Cute


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