23. november 2017 - 19:00
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Jimmy Nelson - Before They / Part II | WILLAS contemporary | torsdag, 23. november 2017

We are thrilled to welcome Jimmy Nelson back to the gallery with new works from Before They - Part II.

Jimmy Nelson was born in Sevenoaks, Kent in 1967. He is currently based in Amsterdam, while his work takes him all over the globe. Nelson spent five years travelling across Europe, Asia, Africa and the South Pacific visiting 35 indigenous tribes between 2010 and 2013 before publishing the book Before They Pass Away which has become an international success.

Since the beginning of 2016, Jimmy has been on 10 new journeys. This is the start of a new book, which will be published in autumn of 2018. For this second book, Jimmy plans to visit another unique 34 indigenous cultures around the globe.

From the Northern reaches of Siberia with the Khanys reindeer herders to the deep jungles of the Papua New Guinea with the Kaluli. From the Himalayas with the Sharchop in Bhutan to the last hidden outposts of Africa with the Mundari in isolated South Sudan.

Nelson’s work seeks to provoke a discussion and dialogue around the longevity of these rural communities, with many facing the affects of climate change, global industrial expansion and conflicts.

Before They Pass Away is presented by museums and galleries worldwide, such as Fotografiska in Stockholm, CAMERA WORK in Berlin, and Sotheby's Institute of Art in London.

Works from the series are being collected by corporate and private collections. In Norway, corporate collections such as The Statoil Art Collection and Nordic Choice Hotels / Art and Design has acquired works from Before They Pass Away.