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JIMMY NELSON FOUNDATION

Empowering cultural expression for now and generations to come

About

the Jimmy Nelson Foundation

OUR VISION

 

Our world is changing rapidly. Through this inevitable process, the world’s cultural colours are fading and extraordinary knowledge is on the brink of being lost. Therefore, it is important to encourage people to find pride in their cultural heritage and celebrate diversity, for now and generations to come.
 
UNESCO director Irina Bokova calls cultural diversity: “the promise of renewal and dynamism, and an engine of innovation and development.” In the world of today, original and traditional knowledge of indigenous societies can contribute to the planet’s modern vision on technology, science, medicine and provide outstanding examples of sustainable living.
 
Therefore we enable photography projects that promote positive visibility and appreciation for indigenous cultures. In this way, we can show the world the great value that cultural heritage holds.
 

 

Join us on this journey and help us empower indigenous cultural expression, by creating a documentary of traditions, stories and faces before our world has forever change.

Projects

recent and upcoming

News

  • Hortobágyi Lovasnapok 2018 This July we will have our first pilot project of ‘Circles of Cultural Connection’, in no where else than in… Hungary! The Hortobágyi Lovasnapok festival in the beginning of July, is celebrated on the Great Plains of Eastern Hungary. The Hortobágy is Hung...

  • Our Pilot project of this summer is about to kick of the 5th of July, in no where else than in….Hungary!   Our first 2018 team, of talented photographers, filmers and visual story tellers is going to Hungary for the Hortobágyi Lovasnapok festival, this July, to create the first of many &#...

  • Project materials supported by Nikon   As our first project of 2018 is coming up in the first week of July, it is time to present to you our valued partner and sponsor: Nikon! From now on, Nikon will grant all Jimmy Nelson Foundation projects materials (cameras, lenses, VR cameras and GoPros) t...

  • The Jimmy Nelson Foundation has been accredited the CBF seal of approval!   It has only been two years since the Jimmy Nelson Foundation was founded by the photographer Jimmy himself. Ever since, his team has been working hard on bringing the importance of indigenous cultural diversity to the a...

HOW CAN YOU CONTRIBUTE?

The Jimmy Nelson Foundation documents cultural festivals and gatherings through the eyes of indigenous people. We finance projects worldwide that give indigenous cultures a platform to share their stories and promote pride, celebration, and positive self-image.

 

With your contribution you foster an appreciation for cultural diversity and help to connect people from different cultures to learn from each other’s knowledge.

 

Become a Friend of the Jimmy Nelson Foundation or Donate.

The Jimmy Nelson Foundation projects take place in cultural festivals and gatherings around the globe, with the aim of documenting the world’s last indigenous cultures from their own personal perspective.

 

Our mission is to record the pride that lies beneath these diverse peoples which will bring us back together and form a basis of mutual respect, and understanding for all humanity.

 

Have you ever felt the urge to join Jimmy Nelson? Are you passionate about indigenous cultures, photography, and traveling? Then, we are looking for you!

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