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JIMMY NELSON FOUNDATION

Fast track awareness about, respect for, and pride within indigenous peoples and their cultures.

About

the Jimmy Nelson Foundation

In a perfect world, majority culture avoids rigid and fixed cultural boundaries that create a ‘them and us’ mentality. We are all human, we are all one. As stated by the UN’s Sustainable Developments Goals, this is the decade of delivery, we need to act now. In order to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage (SDG 11.4) we have three main objectives. First, we want to raise awareness by collecting more information and documentation about the minority and indigenous cultures. By heroically representing the peoples, we hope to empower these communities to hold up their traditions and to (re)honour their culture. Secondly we are raising the bar by adding more in-depth content to share the knowledge with a broader audience not only through art but also through education. Our ultimate and third goal is to re-connect the dots with the communities themselves to empower them to create culturally sustainable institutions financed by reinvestment from Jimmy Nelson Pictures, partners and you!

 

 

UNESCO Director Irina Bokova calls cultural diversity: “the promise of renewal and dynamism, and an engine of innovation and development.”

VISION
Inspire humanity to respect one another as a whole, to safeguard a healthy and safe planet for future generations.

 

 

 

 

MISSION
Fast track awareness about, respect for, and pride within indigenous peoples and their cultures, that will help all of us deal with the collective challenges as we enter the decade of delivery.

Projects

recent and upcoming

News

  • The past years we have been doing a lot of research on how to best support the communities in safeguarding their culture. When Jimmy met the Q’eros and Hannah Rae Porst for the first time, he learned a new road had reached their village a few years ago after which their culture started to chan...

  • At the JNF we believe that education is a powerful tool. In a time where we need to work together to ensure the future of our planet, education about indigenous culture is crucial, yet scarce. The youth is our future and we need to work on acceptance and respect, a subject that even now is not yet t...

  • On June 24, 2019 the yearly festival of Inti Raymi took place and the Jimmy Nelson Foundation team flew to Cusco to document this cultural celebration. The journal for this project is ready and we are happy to share it with you: Quechua Project Journal. In this journal you can read the day-to-day ex...

  • We feel happy that Easy Traveler Magazine contacted the JNF to feature us in their latest issue. It was a good opportunity for us to reach a new audience while promoting the JNF work and the Csikós project in Hungary. You can read the whole article the Easy Traveler Magazine. Page 68 – 80...

HOW CAN YOU CONTRIBUTE?

We are all human and together we can inspire humanity to respect one another. But in order to change the world, we will need your help! With your support, the Jimmy Nelson Foundation facilitates projects to raise awareness and share knowledge of indigenous cultures through education and art. The reciprocity projects will focus on working together with the communities to support their cultural heritage.

 

To contribute you can become a friend of the Jimmy Nelson Foundation or donate directly to one of our projects (coming soon).

Feel like taking action? The Jimmy Nelson Foundation aims to document and to research further how to create the reciprocity projects with and for the communities. In order to do so, we need people on the ground! Our goal is to organize a number of journeys a year which will take place during a cultural festival and/or gathering. During the trip you will form a team with a group of volunteers and together with the community, you will document the event from your and their perspective. Next to documenting you will be doing research on how and where we can support the community. Your research will help us to set up reciprocity projects!

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