Indigenous tribes are always fascinating to watch in photographs or video footage. Their lives seem to be completely different from ours, almost out of this world and yet we want to know more about their habits, rituals and traditions.
Italian photographer Mattia Passarini lives in Asia for more than 10 years now and documents the parts of disappearing cultures that Westerners are so interested in.
In extraordinary images, he achieves to brings these tribes closer to us. May it be the people of the Congo or the Bambuti, he depicts each of them in a unique and captivating way that will make you browse through his photos for hours.
Kejia village in Burang county
Iban man from Malaysia
Kalash people of Pakistan
Girl from Long Horn Miao ethnic group
Mentawai woman of the Siberut islands
Man from the Yali tribe
Ladakh woman from India
Yi (or Lolo) man
Yi (or Lolo) woman, an ethnic group in China, Vietnam, and Thailand
Woman from the Kinnaura tribal community
Kenyah woman from Borneo
Kalash woman from Pakistan
Jats of Kutch from West India
Member of the Bambuti pygmy group
Members of the Apatani tribal group from northeast India
Bambuti pygmy group of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Drokpa woman from northern India