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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...

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...

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...