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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,...

Volunteer for one of our photography projects! As of this summer, the Jimmy Nelson Foundation will be creating photography projects around the world, that take place at the moment cultures are at their most celebrative: traditional cultural festivals. What is so unique about this new initiative, is that during the projects the indigenous peoples themselves are the ones to hold the camera! What is even more interesting, is that YOU, as a talented young photographer, can now also apply to join the teams! Here, you would be taking photos of the journey, meet new people, see new places, work with 360-cameras...

Volunteer for a Project abroad! Yes, you can apply now to volunteer for one of our projects. Read more here:   New year, new programme. The Jimmy Nelson Foundation will be creating documentation projects around the world, and for that, we need talented photographers, filmmakers and editors to assist. The goal: to document indigenous heritage, celebration, pride and values, but now through the eyes of young adults from the culture itself. What is more, we want to create a space where young people from different backgrounds can learn from each other. From central Africa, to the islands in the Pacific – the new project...

There is a new call for applicants coming up! Volunteering for a project: Have you ever felt the urge to do what Jimmy Nelson is doing? Are you passionate about indigenous cultures and photography? In 2018 we might be looking for you. In the upcoming months the Jimmy Nelson Foundation is determined to create projects that document indigenous heritage, celebration, pride and values, but now through the eyes of young adults from the culture itself. For this, we are looking for young talented individuals around the world, who master film, photography and/or 360°cameras to assist and volunteer on our journeys. From central Africa,...

'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 cultural heart of Querétaro, in the Centro Educativo y Cultural del Estado de Querétaro another mural was painted by the help of various indigenous artists beginning of November.  Leading artist of the project was Victor López, working together with members of the La Madriguera Gráfica collective. Most of the artists have Zapoteca roots, one of the 56 ethnic groups...