Jimmy Nelson was born 1967 in the UK and started his photographic career whilst traversing Tibet for one year on foot. The publishing of the visual diary became an international success and a multitude of journalistic commissions followed. Together with his wife, Nelson realized the project Literary Portraits of China in 1994, featuring images of the hidden corners of the People’s Republic. Since 1997 he accepted more commercial assignments and at the same time began to portrait remote cultures with his traditional plate camera, starting point for his hitherto most comprehensive project Before They Pass Away, on which he is working since 2010.
Archival pigment print