I already have a copy of his previous book Before They Pass Away in the library, which has the same theme: photographs of indigenous peoples and tribal cultures that are in danger of vanishing from the world.
I freely admit to being in somewhat of two minds about the books. The photographs themselves are stunning, but also carefully posed; almost theatrical. A sort of National Geographic crossed with Vogue. And yet, and yet – they are undoubtedly a record of sorts: aspects of human cultures that are undeniably in danger of being swept away.
So I wanted to take a look at the new book to see whether I should stump up the cost of adding it to the library – at €125, it’s not exactly the cost of a paperback…
And, well, I was persuaded. It is a gorgeous book, printed by Rizzoli.
I’ve ordered it via our local village bookshop. Now I’ve got to find space in the bookshelves to put it.