JIMMY NELSON FOUNDATION

United in diversity

Our Dream

A culturally diverse and healthy planet with respect for each other.

IT IS TIME…

 

This year, we were all reminded of the fragile state of our being. For the foundation, this meant changing strategy, but above all it made us all realise how important the work of the foundation is. We, as humanity, are at a crossroads where we can decide to either pursue our way of life with the inevitable outcome it will destroy our planet, ór we can reflect and return to the source of what it means to be human. The knowledge on how to shape our future is closer than we think because it is already out there. The Indigenous communities around the world have never stopped living in harmony with their environment. It is time to value these peoples for their true importance and support them to keep their wisdom alive! If together we are able to safeguard their important cultures, we might be able to pass this test of time…and implement new and old knowledge into our daily lives.

WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT TO YOU:
OUR AWARENESS VIDEO

 

YOU CAN ACT NOW.

 

It has been our great honour to set up the first reciprocity projects in this past year.  As we, like the rest of the world, could no longer travel, it became more than clear that the way we work with the people on the ground and directly with the communities is the way forward. It has been the communities who Jimmy met along his journeys who were coming up with plans on how to safeguard their community, their family, their tradition, their wisdom, their culture. It is they who are in charge of the kind of project we support setting up within their territory. When we collected all the funding it is the community who will execute the project with a trusted NGO on the ground. Profits of Jimmy Nelson B.V. were donated into all of the projects to give the first kick-start and we are proud to say we are up and running! Your support is also very needed to be able to fund the projects to their end. Together we can actually bring this heritage of humanity into the future, check out our projects below to see how you can contribute!

 

 

 

 

News

  • Thanks to amazing success (and COVID curfew in France) the beautiful experience The last Sentinels in Ateliers des Lumières, Paris is extended till 15 November. Tickets are still (online) available and Jimmy will be present during the weekends to sign your book.   Click here to view the trailer...

  • Tickets for the immersive show The Last Sentinels are now available! The cultures celebrated in Atelier des Lumières are the guardians, the last sentinels, of both humanity and this planet. They are the living example of how to live in respect to their natural environment; how to understand that we ...

  • Your purchase of the books “Homage to Humanity” and “Before they Pass Away” will fuel the foundation. This fuels the Jimmy Nelson Foundation and empowers the communities to take their heritage into the future. Did you know: Before They Pass Away will be re-launched and also b...

  • The Jimmy Nelson Foundation is proud to announce that it will launching the second Cult-ED series of lessons beginning of October. This time you will meet the islanders of the Marquesas Islands. The Marquesas Islands are located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and are part of French Polynesia. Th...

HOW CAN YOU CONTRIBUTE?

We are all human and together we can inspire humanity to respect one another. But in order to change the world, we will need your help! With your support, the Jimmy Nelson Foundation facilitates projects to raise awareness and share knowledge of indigenous cultures through education and art. The reciprocity projects will focus on working together with the communities to support their cultural heritage.

 

To contribute you can become a friend of the Jimmy Nelson Foundation or donate directly to one of our reciprocity projects (coming soon).

Each book sold empowers people to revalue their cultural heritage. From education programmes to research and reciprocity projects. Good karma? You bet.

 

Artist Jimmy Nelson, the initiator of this foundation, creates renowned art books. In his images, people stand there proud, as if on a pedestal, worthy of all respect. The first step towards recognition for indigenous cultures and their wisdom around the globe. His books are making an impact with a capital I. Each book sold is not only raising awareness but also financially fueling our various projects. Visit his website for more information or to order a book.

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