ABOUT THE JIMMY NELSON FOUNDATION

OUR VISION

Indigenous and original knowledge can teach us invariably much about ourselves, about others and about how to look after our planet. It can contribute to the planet’s modern vision on technology, science, even medicine – and provide us with examples of sustainable living.

 

In anticipation of losing cultural colours in the process of global change, we want to emphasise that these cultures have not “passed away” yet. In fact, we want to highlight they are there and celebrate that our world still guards all this richness in diversity!

 

Therefore we enable documentation projects that promote positive visibility and appreciation for indigenous cultures. Our goal: to empower young indigenous individuals and incite pride for their cultural heritage.

The Jimmy Nelson Foundation was set up in 2016 by the English photographer Jimmy Nelson to bring people from different worlds together.

RECENT UPDATES

  • Volunteer for a Project abroad! Yes, you can apply now to volunteer for one of our projects. Read more here:   New year, new programme. The Jimmy Nelson Foundation will be creating documentation projects around the world, and for that, we need talented photographers, filmmakers and editors to a...

  • There is a new call for applicants coming up! Volunteering for a project: Have you ever felt the urge to do what Jimmy Nelson is doing? Are you passionate about indigenous cultures and photography? In 2018 we might be looking for you. In the upcoming months the Jimmy Nelson Foundation is determined ...

  • ‘As They Pass By – Walls of Connection’ Indigenous Mural in Mexico finsished! The Jimmy Nelson Foundation financed yet another round of As They Pass By – Walls of Connection, this time in Mexico! After the mural in Bogota (Colombia), Mexico was next on the list. In the cultur...

  • ‘As They Pass By – Walls of Connection’ A New Indigenous Mural in Mexico The Jimmy Nelson Foundation has started with yet another round of As They Pass By – Walls of Connection in South America! After a great success with the first mural in Bogota (Colombia), we are now reali...

HOW CAN YOU CONTRIBUTE?

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The Jimmy Nelson Foundation enables the documentation of cultural festivals through the eyes of indigenous people. We finance projects world-wide and 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.

 

Please help us.

 

Become a Friend of the Jimmy Nelson Foundation or Donate.

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Have you ever felt the urge to do what Jimmy Nelson is doing? Are you passionate about indigenous cultures and photography? We might be looking for you.

 

In the upcoming year (2018) the Jimmy Nelson Foundation is will be enabling journeys to cultural festivals around the globe. Here, we will create projects that document cultural traditions through the eyes of indigenous people. Our mission: to document the pride that lies in our global cultural heritage and to work together on a basis of mutual respect and connection.

 

We urge all young talented individuals to apply and join the journeys!

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