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7 Lessons I Learnt From Photography (feat. Jimmy Nelson)

8/08/2016 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments

British photographer Jimmy Nelson has spent the last 31 years traveling the world photographing tribal and indigenous peoples to try and make them into icons.

In this video Jimmy shares some of his most intimate and fascinating life lessons from the people he’s learned along the way.  The images shown in this video are from "Before They Pass Away,” Nelson's long-term project that showcases more than 30 tribes from around the world.

The stories & lessons featured in this video are Humour, Knowledge, Vulnerability, Pride, Judgment, Respect and Reflection.


Producer: Ulrich Grill, zooom productions (
Director: Matthew Rycroft
Cinematography: Andrea Anderes
Editing: Stefan Sietzen


Jimmy’s ambition and mission is to make an iconic document of indigenous cultures and to leave a visual heritage for present and future generations. He wants to create an aesthetic photographic and film document that will stand the test of time. His work will be a catalyst for further discussion as to the authenticity and beauty of these fragile disappearing cultures.

Photographer: Jimmy Nelson (
All photos © Jimmy Nelson

Text, image and video via Matthew Rycroft | // Facebook // Twitter 

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