Before They - Photography Project by Jimmy Nelson

Miao

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Miao
In the Southern Chinese province of Guiyang there is a small number of exceptionally remote and traditional villages of the Miao tribe. The first one Jimmy visited was the Miao LangDe.
Despite China’s extraordinary advances in the modern age, the authorities have begun to realize the cultural importance and potential value of this heritage.
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Langde Shang Miao Village, Kaili, Qiandongnan, Guizhou

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Langde Shang Miao Village, Kaili, Qiandongnan, Guizhou

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Basha Miao Village, Congjiang, Qiandongnan, Guizhou

Between the misty mountains in the highlands of the Guiyang Provence Jimmy visits the Miao BiaSha people. They preform a traditional dance with loud gunfire and high-toned instruments to welcome him into the village.
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Basha Miao Village, Congjiang, Qiandongnan, Guizhou

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Longhorn, Suo Jia, Liuzhi, Liupanshui, Guizhou

Last but not least: the Longhorn people of whom the ladies wear extraordinary headpieces made of wool. Traditionally the pieces were made of the hair of their ancestors, to remember them and keep them close.
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Longhorn, Suo Jia, Liuzhi, Liupanshui, Guizhou

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Longhorn, Suo Jia, Liuzhi, Liupanshui, Guizhou

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Basha Miao Village, Congjiang, Qiandongnan, Guizhou

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Longhorn, Suo Jia, Liuzhi, Liupanshui, Guizhou