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We want to know what holidays do you celebrate in December and how you celebrate them. For this reason we have created a fun contest! Share your holidays’ celebrations with us and get a chance to be featured on our social media… Plus we will select a winning photo 🏆 the winner will receive a set of Jimmy Nelson’s posters! To participate, follow these three simple steps: 1. Upload on your Instagram and/or Facebook your holiday celebration photo/video. 2. Tag the @jimmynelsonfoundation in it and use the hashtag #JNFcelebration. 3. Tell us your celebration story! (What is being celebrated, where, how and with who). Photos...

Have you ever felt the urge to join Jimmy Nelson? Are you passionate about indigenous cultures, photography/videography, travel, and adventure? Then, we are looking for you! The Jimmy Nelson Foundation has opened its new round of applications for the project-year of 2019-2020. For every project year the JNF creates three projects where teams document colorful and rich cultural celebrations, festivals or gatherings from all around the world. The teams are made of talented, curious and creative individuals that apply through the JNF website to become a project volunteer. These teams will master the art of film, photography and storytelling, and will share...

September was an exciting month filled with activities in the JNF’s hometown, Amsterdam. We had the chance to be present in two important book launch events of “Homage to Humanity” by Jimmy Nelson, be partners with Nikon for its “Jimmy Nelson NPS Masterclass” event, and host our very own first two events. On the 24thof September Nikon hosted an event called “Jimmy Nelson NPS Masterclass” at Loods 6 and we were proudly their partners. As part of the event, Jimmy Nelson shared his work with a powerful presentation, taught a few techniques, and inspired all the photographers and videographers who...

Last month (September 2018) we launched our new website and we are proud to say that it is now completely ready! From a new focus for the projects, to a new team, the Jimmy Nelson Foundation has been going through some changes since the beginning of the summer. Hence, we wanted the website to represent these changes and everything the Foundation stands for and is doing. After the pilot project in Hungary, the JNF team saw the need to create a page on the website where the projects could easily be laid out. With the new website design, all projects...

Last July (2018) we had our first project for the Jimmy Nelson Foundation’s “Circle of Cultural Connection”. This exciting project took place in the Great Hungarian Plain during the days of the festival Hortobágyi Lovasnapok. Three volunteers together with the JNF project Manager, Kieke van Maarschalkerwaart, stayed for a week at Hajdúszoboszló (a village near the Hortobágy National Park) to document the last wranglers of Europe: the Csikós. The volunteers were selected among other applicants based on their portfolios, motivation letters and experiences. Two of them (Pam Hesselmans and Jeroen Cox) were Dutch, while the third volunteer (Zsolt Repasy) was Hungarian. To...

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) to take with us on the project journeys. We are very grateful for the generosity of Nikon to sponsor the cause and help support our self-documentation and creative freedom projects around the world, that want to highlight cultural celebration. Follow us here or on Instagram and Facebook to learn more about the upcoming...

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 attention, realising the first projects, and creating a platform for other photographers and storytellers to partake in. At the start of our work, we were accredited ANBI status, but now we have also obtained the official seal of CBF accreditation...

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 - not to mention impressed by his stunning art works in cities all around the globe! Eduardo Kobra has become one of the most well-known and upcoming street artist in the world, creating huge murals in urban areas around the world, that are sometimes over fifteen metres high. He has become famous for his style,...