Deep in the forest of eastern Nepal in the Surkhet region, a small group of nomadic people, the Raute, still live off the land by trapping wildlife and foraging for the rest. There are less than 150 of them living in the world.
These unique images of the Raute people taken by the photographer Andrew Newey, show how they spend their lives living in very basic and rural conditions. Regardless of age, everyone in the tribe contributes to the society – from cutting trees to sorting through grain.
The Raute people are hunter-gatherers. In particular, they are skilled at trapping monkeys for food. Above is one of the village elders coming home from a successful day’s hunt.
As nomads, the Raute are constantly on the move. No one in the tribe has jobs or goes to school.
all images ©Andrew Newey