Author: Coco Box

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...

At the JNF we believe that education is a powerful tool, but it is yet another sector in our society that lacks inclusion of cultural diversity. For months we have been brainstorming about how to bring to schools the valuable material and information Jimmy Nelson and the JNF have been gathering. We have tested in different schools some of our ideas and although it works, we felt that we were missing something. So, we are very happy to share with you the news that we are now busy developing together with WisMon and TeachVR an educational program that is not...

In just three weeks (June 19) we will have our third project of the ‘Circle of Cultural Connection’. This time, the JNF will be going a bit further to visit the colorful city of Cusco in Peru. At the JNF we believe that festivals are a great moment to document cultural heritage because it brings out the costumes, traditions and most importantly the pride of the community. That is why we are thrilled that our new team is going to document the Inti Raymi festival, also known as the festival of the sun. The festival was created by the Inca...

Our blink test created by JWT India and J. Walter Thompson Amsterdam won A GOLD and a SILVER Pencil at The One Show! A beautiful example of global collaboration to preserve the world’s cultural diversity. Go to Facebook and do the test by clicking on the link below with your smartphone: http://www.facebook.com/fbcameraeffects/tryit/1154802604688191/ ACTIVATE SELFIE MODE ON FACEBOOK APP / FB CAMERA TO AUTOPLAY THE BLINK TEST INTERFACE ON YOUR MOBILE PHONE. Celebrating the Courage of the last indigenous communities standing still in spite of an endangered future. Thousands of photographs by Jimmy and never seen before still photographs curated into moving cinemagraphs. BLINK. AND THEY'RE...

We are proud to introduce you to our latest project The Hadzabe: The Last Hunter Gatherers of Tanzania. This time our new team of talented volunteers traveled to where the dirt track runs out, somewhere along the shores of Lake Eyasi, in the shadow of the Ngorongoro Crater – Tanzania. Here at the edge of civilisation in East Africa, the Hadzabe eke out a meagre existence as hunter gatherers. While the encroachment of a modernising continent and the ever increasing closure of wildlife corridors have no doubt had an effect, their lifestyle closely reflects how humanity has existed for 90% of...

We feel happy that Creart Freedom 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. Creart Freedom is an online bilingual (Spanish & English) magazine based in the USA, which promotes cultural expression by giving a platform to artists and cultural organizations to share their work. Click here to read the article in the Creart Freedom Magazine. The Article in on page 20-27.  ...

In February we will have our second project of “Circles of Cultural Connection". In nowhere else than in… Tanzania. This time we will be exploring the Hadzabe or Hadza tribe. In order to get to know them better, we will be living together with this indigenous group. What makes this visit even more exciting, is that the Hadzabe are an ethnic hunter-gathering group! There are still around 1000+ Hadzabe living their cultural tradition of hunting and gathering around Lake Eyasi in the central Rift Valley and around the Serengeti plateau. Meet the team: Our Tanzania-team of selected volunteers will travel here to help...

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...