Video of the exhibition opening © Katharina Buschenreiter (OstLicht/WestLicht)
OstLicht gallery presented Jimmy Nelsons oeuvre, together with new, fascinating works, which were on display for the first time. With his unique photo project »Before They Pass Away«, Jimmy Nelson has attracted worldwide attention. In four years, the British photographer has travelled to more than 40 countries around the globe. With his historic plate camera he portrayed members of indigenous peoples from Ethiopia to Papua New Guinea, whose land and way of life is endangered by the industrial civilisation. Nelsons large format pictures oscillate between visual anthropology and subjective idealization and grasp the subject in fantastic images of inebriate impressiveness.
For Nelson the camera is not only an instrument for creating a lasting photographic document, but is also the perfect tool for getting in touch with people and establishing a personal relationship.
The photographs are available for sale as archival pigment prints in a limited edition.
IMPRESSIONS FROM THE OPENING