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 photography projects that promote positive visibility and appreciation for indigenous cultures. Our goal: to empower young indigenous individuals and incite pride for their cultural heritage. Join us on this journey and help us create a documentation-like fire place of traditions, stories and faces – before our world has forever changed. 

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

RECENT UPDATES

  • 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...

  • We are proud to introduce you to our newest Foundation ambassador, Brazilian street artists Eduardo Kobra!   Eduardo Kobra (born in Sao Paulo, Brazil) has committed himself to the Jimmy Nelson Foundation as an international ambassador. We are proud of him as a member to our organisation –...

  • Volunteer for one of our photography projects! As of this summer, the Jimmy Nelson Foundation will be creating photography projects around the world, that take place at the moment cultures are at their most celebrative: traditional cultural festivals. What is so unique about this new initiative, is ...

  • 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...

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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