Vanishing People, Vanishing Livelihoods
Rabari Shepherd, Rajasthan, India, 2009
Since the beginning of time, nomads have roamed the world and have been an essential part of economic and cultural activity around the globe.
Ladakh, India, 2008
Nomad boy Tibet, 1999
South Asia has the world’s largest nomadic population.
Nomad Girl, Rajasthan, India, 2009
In India, there are more than 500 nomadic groups, roughly 80 million people, but every day their traditional ways of life are disappearing.
Lhasa, Tibet, 1999
Nomad Children, Tibet, 2001
The diversity of the livelihoods of each of these nomadic communities is staggering. Each one fills a particular socio-economic niche, fulfilling a specific need of village or sedentary communities.
Kuchi Shepard, Srinagar, Kashmir, 1995
Lhasa, Tibet, 2000
Rabari Woman, Rajasthan, India, 2010
The Kuchis of Afghanistan have to travel long distances to avoid drought, dust storms, and wars. They are about 10% of…
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