So much of travel focuses on things—food, architecture, museums, shopping, bars, views, hikes—but what about people?
That’s why we’ve selected the gorgeous Homage to Humanity by photographer Jimmy Nelson as our third pick in the Just Booked series (our twice-monthly showcase for coffee-table books that focus on some aspect of travel). Published by Rizzoli, the book documents indigenous people around the world—just as many of their cultures are endangered due to globalization.
As the Huli Wigman of Papua New Guinea, Mundiya Kepanga, notes in his foreward, “many members of younger generations are losing interest in their culture. They are drawn to cities to study and work, and they are introduced to Westernized social cultures. This can make them forget their connection with the lands and traditions they come from.” Nelson’s arresting photographs in many ways are one piece of a larger project to honor and preserve indigenous cultures in a meaningful and respectful way.