12 poignant images of tribal peoples around the world

written by Lottie Gross
updated 12/9/2018
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Each year, Survival International – a charity that lobbies for the rights of indigenous peoples – collate the best of their supporters' pictures into an annual calendar. Celebrating the diversity and beauty of tribal peoples around the world, it supports their mission to help them defend their lives, protect their lands and determine their futures.

From the mountains of Bhutan to the waters of the Amazon, here are the 12 stunning pictures that make up the 2017 calendar.

The K'iche Maya, Guatemala

© Robert Studzinski

The Yanomami, Brazil

© Luigi Repetto

The Dong, China

© Dr. Gilad Fiskus/Shutterstock

The Tucano, Brazil

©Mathias Spaliviero

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    The Dani, West Papua

    © Magda Zelewska

    The Asurini, Brazil

    © Alice Kohler

    The Afar, Ethiopia

    © Paolo Ronc

    The Suri tribe, Ethiopia

    © Giordano Cipriani

    The Brokpa, Bhutan

    © Tessa Bunney

    The H’Mong, Vietnam



    The Bushmen, Botswana


    Forest Woodward

    The Nenets, Siberia

    © Simon Morris

    All images from Survival International’s 2017 "We, The People" Calendar available from www.survivalinternational.org/shop.

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    written by Lottie Gross
    created 11/29/2016
    updated 12/9/2018
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