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GARASIA

Rajshtan and Gujarat States, India

The Garasia people prefer traditional medicine to modern medicine because they believe in using medicinal plants. The institution of marriage gives supremacy to manhood in tribal culture, but the Garasia people are more into practices that give equality to both sides.

BANJARAS

Mewar region, India

Banjaras are numerous nomadic tribes found in different parts of west India, moving from place to place and living their lives according to their own set of rules. The banker tribes are thought to be descendants of European Roma gypsies who migrated 2300 years ago through the rugged mountains of Afghanistan to settle in the deserts of Rajasthan and other Indian states. The Banjara Tribe is well-known in India, as they inhabit the majority of the country's states. They're known for their brightly colored outfits with a plethora of accessories.

These tribes are said to be linked to European gypsies who migrated from India, according to anthropologists. According to other studies, the Banjara, Lamani, and Lambada tribes are actually members of the Kshatriya Gorvamshiya family. It was discovered that the Gorvamshiyas' Gor community is at the root of the Indus culture.

DROKPA

Ladakh Plateau, between China, India and Pakistan

The Drokpa are a tribe of about 4,000 souls living on the Ladakh Plateau, at the crossroads of China, India and Pakistan. Their cultural heritage is unique, yet endangered.

PAPUANS

Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea

The indigenous peoples of New Guinea, commonly called Papuans, are Melanesians (predominant and indigenous people of Melanesia). There is genetic evidence for two major historical lineages in New Guinea and neighboring islands.

AHIR

Indo Gangetic Plain, India

The Ahir were reportedly one of the Central Asian immigrant tribes who arrived in India during the early Christian period. For centuries, the Ahir have been a strictly occupational caste, drawn primarily from indigenous tribes. Ahirs and many forest tribes have a close relationship because cattle must graze in the forest during hot weather. Since they live in Gond villages, many Ahir in Mandla are barely considered Hindus (a forest tribe).

AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINALS

Australia

The timing of arrival of the first populations on the continent and surrounding islands is a matter of debate among scientists. Mungo Man LM3 and Mungo Lady, which have been dated to about 50,000 years BP, are the oldest definitively human remains discovered in Australia. A date as early as 65,000 BP is indicated by recent archaeological findings from the study of charcoal and artifacts revealing human use. As far back as 60,000 years BP, luminescence dating has indicated habitation in Arnhem Land. Fire evidence in South-West Australia suggests "human presence in Australia 120,000 years ago"

 

TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER

Torres Strait Islands, North of Australia

Within the broader designation of Torres Strait Islander people, there are five distinct populations, based partially on geographical and cultural divisions. As a language of trade and commerce, there are two main indigenous language groups, Kalaw Lagaw Ya and Meriam Mir, and Torres Strait Creole is also widely spoken. Papuan-Austronesian, and traditionally a seafaring nation, is the core of island culture. Especially in sculpture, printmaking and mask-making, there is a strong artistic culture.

RAIKAS

Rajashtan, India

The Raikas are a pastoral group who herd camels, goats, and sheep in Rajasthan. They live in small groups on the outskirts of villages and alternate between crop production and pastoralism during the summer rains. Raikas are mainly non-migratory, living in small herds of around 100 animals of various breeds.

MAASAI

Central and southern Kenya

The Maasai are one of the most well-known African ethnic groups, thanks to their distinct traditions, customs, and style, as well as their proximity to many of East Africa's national game parks.

WODAABE

Sahel region

In the Sahel, they are historically nomadic cattle herders and traders. 1st In 2001, the Wodaabe population was estimated to be 100,000.  They're known for their ornate clothing and intricate cultural rituals. The Wodaabe place a high value on beauty and charm because it is so important to their culture. When it comes to forming relationships, it is the man's duty to gain a woman's attention. As a result, men will devote a significant amount of time, money, and effort to improving their appearance.

KAYAPO

States of Para and Mato Grosso, Brazil

Kayapo, also written Caiapó or Kaiapó, is a word from neighboring peoples that means "those who look like monkeys." It was coined in the early 1800s. This name is most likely derived from a Kayapó men's custom that involves monkey masks. 

BISHNOÏS

Rajasthan, India

 Often known as the "early environmentalists", they follow the 29 precepts laid down in 1485 by their guru Jambheswhar, founder of the Bishnoi faith (Bish from 20 and Noi from 9 in Hindi.)

Explorers

Globetrotter Photographers

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    Franck Vogel

    After graduating in engineering from AgroParisTech, Franck Vogel works as a photographer and director on environmental, climate and water issues for the international press (GEO, Paris Match, Stern, Bloomberg, France Télévision...). He is also a speaker for companies and institutions (Pictet, Unesco, ESSEC, COP22, Columbia University...). He is known for his work on the Bishnois, the world's first environmentalists in India, and the Albinos in Tanzania. He is currently focusing on conflicts over access to water on transboundary rivers and has already finished reports on the Nile, Brahmaputra, Colorado, Jordan, Mekong, Ganges, Zambezi and Danube that have been broadcast by GEO, BBC, TF1 or at exhibitions and conferences. The first volume of the book Frontier Rivers was published in 2016 by Editions de La Martinière. He is a member of the Society of French Explorers.
     

    "As Commander Cousteau's successor at the French Academy, I was touched by Franck Vogel's photographs and his wonderful book on Frontier Rivers. In addition to his committed work, he has a real gift for storytelling and knows how to take the public with him to awaken their spirits. - Erik Orsenna of the French Academy.
     

    www.franckvogel.com

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    Aman Chotani

    Aman Chotani is a professional travel and lifestyle photographer based in India who explores the world documenting travel, culture, and life. He has travelled across more than 25 countries and worked with eminent travel brands like National Geographic, Cox and kings, Vice, Condenast Travel, Outlook Magazine and various international tourism boards to name a few. After exploring the world, he now plans to settle down in Ladakh, India as that's where his heart is - to explore the rural unexplored communities and cultures of India. 

    He likes to be called a responsible travel photographer, after working for more than 10 years in the travel sector, he understands the need to promote sustainable tourism. Saving the dying legacy of the many cultures and communities of India is the need of the hour. 

    Taking a step forward, Aman has started " The Last Avatar" - It started as a photo book project on the tribals of India. But now THE LAST AVATAR ( NGO ) is a project that visually documents the Gods that we know as individual Indian tribes. It is an archive of their traditions so that their existence can be saved for the future generations of people outside the community also, who want to be educated about their cultural grounds. It is an attempt to keep all those roots airy, that will give life to newer saplings. With this archival of cultural history, we aim to preserve the majestic demeanor that these tribes live their life with; it is our tribute to the Gods, a tribute for Humanity.

    The Last Avatar envisions to develop a holistic model for the welfare of the tribal communities. Tribal Art and Culture has been identified as the centric zone around which these models would be developed. They construct a major part of the community’s identity and therefore, loss of either could leave a deep dent in the community’s character. Hence, the Last Avatar is working towards the revival of these cultural assets and promoting a self-sustainable model among the tribal communities based on their cultural heritage.

     

    www.amanchotani.com

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