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This Nomadic Portrait Photo Series is Raw and Raises Awareness

By: Farida Helmy - Published: • References: nomadslife.nl and featureshoot
Showing how nomads around the world live, photographer Jeroen Toirkens captures images of soon to be forgotten peoples and their ways of life in this enchanting nomadic portrait photo series. 

The Rotterdam-based photographer has been on a photographic quest in Russia, Central Asia, Mongolia and the Arctic region to capture authentic nomads in everyday life.

This traditional way of life is beautifully captured in his ‘Nomadslife’ series to raise awareness of how modern industrialization and urban civilization threaten these historic traditions. 

The nomadic portrait photo series shows us scenes from these people’s lives and their daily habits, which include reindeer herding, fishing and hunting. ‘Nomadslife’ does a stunning job by visually documenting versatile cultures, interesting, everyday captures and how these people have implemented the modern with the traditional.