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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...

The past years we have been doing a lot of research on how to best support the communities in safeguarding their culture. When Jimmy met the Q'eros and Hannah Rae Porst for the first time, he learned a new road had reached their village a few years ago after which their culture started to change faster than ever before. Therefore we would like to introduce you to Hannah. She has been our inspiration and guide whilst working with the Q'eros. Inspired by her foundation, which she set up 10 years ago, we would now like to follow in her wake and...

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...

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...

Turning the internet against itself The Preservation Robot was unveiled at the House of Scandinavia at SXSW 2019 by Jimmy Nelson. The Preservation Robot is the first autonomous technology ever created to address the homogenization of human culture, due to the ever-increasing spread of Western culture on the internet. The robot, which was activated live on stage at SXSW, continuously places a myriad of images of indigenous culture into the open spaces on the internet, to help make it more culturally diverse. The Preservation Robot uses technology – one of the very things that threatens cultural diversity – against itself to shine...

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...

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...