There are now only a few of them. Only a handful of men, women and children scattered around what our modern civilization has temporarily left for them as land. “Them” refers to the natives of Amazon, Siberia, Mongolia, Ethiopia, Australia, India, Tanzania… These people are living self-sufficiently and in perfect symbiosis with their environment. They are however, disappearing little by little one after the other because of demographic, agrarian and industrial expansion of the “modern” man or they are victim of persecution from certain governments. This fight is unequalled and their only way to win it is to sensitize the public about it. This is exactly what Raoni, Tribe Chief of Kayapo in Brazil since 30 years, and Survival, which is one of the most active NGOs in the fight for the protection of indigenous people, are trying to achieve.
To illustrate this article, I have chosen to present the remarkable work of Jimmy Nelson, a British photographer who has travelled the world for 4 years (between 2009 and 2013) and has brought back emotional and spectacular images of native people.
If, like me, the lives of the native people is a matter of concern for you, you can visit Survival’s website. There you will find passionate articles, videos and images to help you find out more about the subject and you will also get to know how you might help.