The Last Sentinels
The Last Sentinels is a new beautiful lush catalogue combining images from both Before They Pass Away and Homage to Humanity. This soft-cover catalogue gives a visual overview of the communities visited by Jimmy Nelson. The people are a living example of how to live in full connection with each other, ourselves and the natural world. These cultures are the guardians or ‘last sentinels’ of both humanity and this planet.
With your purchase you support Indigenous communities taking their heritage into the future
With its projects, the Jimmy Nelson Foundation (JNF) is completing the circle Jimmy has started. As cultures are rapidly changing through time, and the world’s cultural diversity is at risk, now is the moment to act. The JNF supports Indigenous communities in preserving and passing on their traditional heritage and knowledge by investing in reciprocity and educational projects.
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Culture is humanity’s greatest legacy
We know now how important biodiversity is to a healthy physical environment and how much damage our rapacious appetite for agricultural and urban land has done to it.
The parallels with cultural diversity are clear. Peoples with unique cultural identities need to be truly and effectively respected, cherished and supported, for them and for all of us. Our ethnodiversity, our ‘ethnosphere’, must also be protected. It is the sum total and manifestation of all the thoughts, dreams, myths, ideas, inspirations and intuitions produced by the human imagination since the dawn of consciousness. It is all that we have created through our endeavours as a wildly inquisitive and astonishingly adaptive species. In short, it is humanity’s greatest legacy. Let us ensure that the ultimate legacy is not its own destruction.
Let the images come alive
To accompany the book download the Jimmy Nelson App. Scanning the image with the app will enable you to step into the world behind the image, through your smartphone. Jimmy himself combined with beautiful video material will guide you through breathtaking footage, but above all uncovers the beauty of day-to-day life from all over the world.