Author: Coco Box

We, the Jimmy Nelson Foundation support People's Planet Project. This is a social movement of documentary filmmakers. They are transferring film- and storytelling skills to a new generation of indigenous community members who are on the frontline of the real and dangerous fight for the world’s forests. Those skills will enable the most vulnerable communities to capture the unsustainable practices they face every day. Most importantly, indigenous communities could use this video content as proof of evidence to reclaim their forestlands back. For a storytelling workshop for the A'i-Cofán community, living in the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador, People's Planet Project...

Last summer our third 2018-'19 team of visual storytellers journeyed to Peru to capture the ceremony 'Inti Raymi' of the Quechua, also known as the Inca, for the Jimmy Nelson Foundation. Recently, for the Columbus Travel Magazine, our team has been interviewed. Interested in being one of the members of our fourth team of visual storytellers for our next coming project? Meet the team! In the interview, they share their tips and tricks concerning the preparation of such unique travels and their biggest challenges. Want to understand how you could participate as a member to win our fourth project trip?...

Kieke from our team was invited to talk about the foundation on BNR radio! What we are doing within our foundation and cultural preservation is now particularly important as our world is changing rapidly. Our ever-growing population and urge for bigger economies have led to both positive and negative developments, such as improved technology and infrastructure, globalisation, consumerism and global warming. Due to technological advances, it feels like we are accelerating into the future faster than ever before, but every day it becomes clearer that we are damaging our planet. To address this we have to inspire all humans to create...

We are very proud of this new feature in the latest issue of Colombus magazine! Columbus magazine and JNF are proudly collaborating together as we believe in sustainable travelling, something that Colombus magazine is promoting with their magazine. Colombus magazine is supporting us in spreading our message of urgency; these communities will not exist anymore in a few years time if we are not careful and change the way we life and travel. It is a great opportunity for us to reach a new audience while promoting the JNF work and the Inti Raymi project in Peru. You can read the article the...

Within the foundation, we facilitate awareness projects which aim awareness about, respect for and pride within indigenous peoples and their cultures by providing them with a positive, celebratory platform. Our third 2018/2019 team of visual storytellers journeyed to Peru to capture the spirit of the Inca 'the Inti Raymi festival' - also known as the Festival of the Sun - through art, film, and storytelling. This latest project of the 'Circle of Cultural Connection': the Quechua, Inti Raymi: the festival of the Inca Empire, is officially out now! Check it out! Thank you Marieke van der Heijden, Ram Paudel and Tanin...

We are always looking for ways to support indigenous communities as they work to safeguard their cultures. When Jimmy met the Q’eros people, he learned that the first road had reached several of their villages in the previous two years. Their communities started to change faster than ever. We would like to introduce you to Hannah Rae Porst, who for ten years has been helping the Q’eros people preserve their vital traditions.  We are proud to announce our collaboration with Hannah and her NGO, Willka Yachay (Quechua for sacred wisdom). Willka Yachay and the Jimmy Nelson Foundation will join with the...

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 taught in schools. Our aim is to include culture lessons within the curriculum of schools around the world. We believe global mutual respect starts in school. [vc_video link="https://youtu.be/t168iDAvmww" align="center"]   A few weeks ago we invited children to watch our 360 content, we and they had...

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 experience of the JNF team during their documenting adventure in Cusco. It's a light, short and entertaining article that will give you a detailed insight into our latest project in Peru. As usual, the team is composed of three volunteers and the JNF Project Manager, Kieke van Maarschalkerwaart. The...

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...

Last weekend (Saturday Jun. 15), the Jimmy Nelson Foundation hosted eight children in their office to be the pilots of a digital world trip adventure. As part of the educational program the JNF is building, they invited these enthusiastic kids try out for the first time a 360 VR experience. The VR took them to different beautiful places, where they could briefly meet up some amazing cultures from around the world. After taking this digital tour, the children explained the adventure they just experienced and told us what they thought about VR experiences and if they would like this to be...