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  • ‘As They Pass By – Walls of Connection’ Indigenous Mural in Mexico finsished! The Jimmy Nelson Foundation financed yet another round of As They Pass By – Walls of Connection, this time in Mexico! After the mural in Bogota (Colombia), Mexico was next on the list. In the cultur...

  • ‘As They Pass By – Walls of Connection’ A New Indigenous Mural in Mexico The Jimmy Nelson Foundation has started with yet another round of As They Pass By – Walls of Connection in South America! After a great success with the first mural in Bogota (Colombia), we are now reali...

  • Indigenous Mural Art by the Misak Misak in Bogota As They Pass By – Walls of Connection  The Jimmy Nelson Foundation and MasterPeace bundled their forces in an exciting mural art project this summer, which takes place throughout several Latino-American cities. Together with the indigenous Misa...

  • Overcoming obstacles of mis-representation & respecting the Sacred   Lumbee Tribe: Portrait of a Nation The Jimmy Nelson Foundation is excited about the arrival of its newest project “Lumbee Tribe: Portrait of a Nation’. Being part of the foundation’s “Celebrate Culture” call, this photogr...

  • Giya Makondo-Wills, whose photography project was the first to be backed by the Jimmy Nelson Foundation won the third prize in the international IAFOR Documentary Photography Award Competition! The Jimmy Nelson Foundation incredibly proud of Giya Makondo-Wills, who visited our office in Amsterdam ye...

  • Transforming a wall into a conversation piece: indigenous wall art in ‘As They Pass By – Walls of Connection’   Did you know that 50% of the world’s indigenous people live in urban areas? In these cities it is hard for indigenous groups to maintain their cultural practices and honour thei...

  • Henk Bakboord is a Dutch dance pioneer and facilitator of youth empowerment workshops in Amsterdam. For Henk, dance brings people closer together. This is why dance can be such an important influence on people and on the way they perceive each other. “If anything” Henk says, “dance and m...

  • ‘They Came From The Water While The World Watched’   The Jimmy Nelson Foundation is proud to announce its support for the photography project “They came from the water while the world watched” by Giya Makondo-Wills. This project is the first of many to be funded in relation to the f...

  • The Jimmy Nelson Foundation had a great board meeting & brainstorm-session with some of its new board members last week. The new cultural projects of this year have been discussed and selected… But we are also very eager to introduce the new board members to you soon, who have joined our t...

  • The Jimmy Nelson Foundation is excited to share the winners of the music competition ‘Jimmy’s Jukebox’! With the new year, the Jimmy Nelson Foundation also launched a new call. This time for musicians in particular, the competition ‘Jimmy’s Jukebox’ was created to find the new Foun...

  • This week, the Jimmy Nelson Foundation office received the following beaming message: “I am thrilled and very excited to share the beautiful book with the elderly folks here. I was in Tibet just a few years ago and I was able to show some of the things I brought back along with the book. The residen...

  • Technology firm developing Maori language keyboard In a world were many indigenous languages are in decline, indigenous language apps could make a difference. From Australian to African countries, indigenous languages are often only passed on orally. Especially for the younger generations, growing u...

  • Grow Big Always is a discussion-oriented podcast where host Sam Lawrence welcomes a wide-range of people, whose work challenges the way we see the world. Each episode is an intimate look at people who’s irregular work Lawrence sees as legendary. Last week it was Jimmy’s pleasure to talk to Law...

  • We’re growing, so we’re hiring! The Jimmy Nelson Foundation is looking for a communication intern to keep everyone around us informed. As the position requires excellent command of the Dutch language, the description of the position and requirements below are in Dutch. If you know someon...

  • We’re growing, so we’re hiring! The Jimmy Nelson Foundation is looking for a fundraiser to help us reach our ambitions. As the position requires excellent command of the Dutch language, the description of the position and requirements below are in Dutch. If you know someone who fits the ...

  • Contribute your musical talents in the music competition ‘Jimmy’s Jukebox’! The Jimmy Nelson Foundation is looking for new sounds from around the world. In a search for a recognisable music theme for the Foundation, a new music competition has been launched for talented musicians around the world ca...

  • We are excited to show you the video of our Foundation Launch last month, in the Vondelkerk in Amsterdam! Check out our Facebook page to have a look at the photo album for more images. We want to send a big thank you to everyone who became a friend of the Jimmy Nelson Foundation that night! By becom...

  • Last Thursday 27 October, we celebrated the launch of the Jimmy Nelson Foundation in de Vondelkerk of Amsterdam. Check out our Facebook page to have a look at the photo album and have a taste of the ambiance of the night itself. During the evening many guests subscribed to become a Friend of the Fou...

  • Jimmy Nelson Foundation publishes call for 2016 culture grants Jimmy has spent the last three decades documenting and celebrating the worlds indigenous cultures. Now it’s your turn to take action and become involved! The foundation has released its first call for cultural projects worldwide, under t...

  • Festive Jimmy Nelson Foundation Launch We are very excited to announce the exclusive launch of the Jimmy Nelson Foundation, that will take place 27 October. The Jimmy Nelson Foundation tries to raise awareness on the way globalization affects our cultural heritage. We engage in fostering an apprecia...


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