The Last Nomads of Nepal

RAUTE - The Last Nomads of Nepal

 

Captions:
1. Our morning walk to find a water source
2. A walk into a way of life
3. Family, a human connection
4. This jungle is our home, the place where we feel safe
5. What keeps us alive
6. Our work, our way of life
7. By nightfall we gather
8. Preparing my place at the fire
9. Fire is our only friend in the fearful darkness
10. A universal bond. How should we define 'being civilised'?

Below my submition to the Magnum Photography Awards 2017.

Pim Horvers is a self-taught documentary and assignment photographer. Born in an artistic family he got influenced to have an eye for composition. His Bachelor in Human Resources Management (BHRM) and being a sports teacher have created an important foundation for his further career.
Currently separating his time living and working both in the Netherlands and Nepal. As the founder of the NGO ‘Micro-Care Nepal’ he strives to explore and understand the humanitarian problems of Nepal. Working on the project of the Raute tribe and finding ways to support them have been a tough challenge. Universal human contact and patience have been very important documenting the Raute. Knowing that they have been portrayed before. Trying to show what is still unrevealed about their unique way of life and existence.

The Raute tribe are the last hunter and gatherers who live a nomadic life in the forested western parts of Nepal. They are a uniquely living community that is striving to protect their own religion and way of life. Living from what the jungle provides them like wild yams and monkeys. Trading is an other important part of their existence.

Our morning walk to find a water source

Our morning walk to find a water source

A walk into a way of life

A walk into a way of life

Family, a human connection

Family, a human connection

This jungle is our home, the place where we feel safe

This jungle is our home, the place where we feel safe

What keeps us alive

What keeps us alive

Our work, our way of life

Our work, our way of life

By nightfall we gather

By nightfall we gather

Preparing my place at the fire

Preparing my place at the fire

Fire is our only friend in the fearful darkness

Fire is our only friend in the fearful darkness

A universal bond. How should we define 'being civilised'?

A universal bond. How should we define 'being civilised'?