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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...

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...

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...

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...