As his subjects stand proudly before him, the photographer snaps away enthusiastically. Each frame he captures offers a rare glimpse into a way of life that in some cases is arguably fading fast. But who is this man, and why are his images stirring hearts around the world?
He is Jimmy Nelson, and he was born in 1967 in Kent, England. As a child, he traveled through South America, Africa and Asia before being sent away to boarding school.