Nothing lasts forever. While these cultures found in remote places are still alive, photographer Jimmy Nelson captures them, making sure the world sees them.
“When one is vulnerable and desperate and people see you this way, they are willing to break down their values to help you,” Nelson says, explaining that the women who helped him were Muslim and had broken taboos to touch him. “By being vulnerable, you can make contact on a deep level.”
Nelson explains how two Kazakhstani women helped him when his hands frozen and couldn’t take photos. This was one of his most memorable encounters while taking photos of the world’s disappearing cultures.