Have you ever felt the urge to join Jimmy Nelson? Are you passionate about indigenous cultures and photography, travel, adventure? Then, we are looking for you.


The Jimmy Nelson Foundation is creating teams and projects that will be documenting the world’s last indigenous cultures  from their own personal perspective. For this, we are looking for young, curious, creative, talented individuals from around the world.


These teams will master the art of film, photography and storytelling and share it with the planet on an unique digital platform.


The journey of ‘Circle of Cultural Connection’ is a collection of small projects, which consist of cultural festivals, celebrations and gatherings.


Our mission is to record the pride that lies beneath  these diverse peoples which will bring us back together and form a basis of mutual respect, and understanding for all humanity.

Support & Inspire Netwerk of the Jimmy Nelson Foundation:



Apply here to be part of one of the project teams!

We have already selected the applicants for the project year 2018/2019. When you apply now it would be for the next project year 2019/2020. The application for the project year 2019/2020 will close on the 31st of March 2019.


Each project takes around one to two weeks. The locations will range from Africa, to Asia, to Europe, to America and the Pacific.



Since the projects are competitive, we advise you to carefully read through the requirements before applying.


Suitable applicants:

  • speak English
  • have knowledge of camera usage, film and preferably 360 camera skills
  • have experience with traveling or being abroad
  • are internationally orientated and open-minded
  • who are culturally aware or have antropologic interests are appreciated
  • who have editing skills are appreciated



Fee for all applicants:

Applicants are considered for selection, once they have become a Friend of the Foundation and pay the Friend fee (€60). Without payment your application will not be reviewed for selection.


The documents you have to send in are:

  • Your resume (with a statement of how many languages you speak)
  • Your portfolio (a PDF file with links to vimeo or youtube if applicable)
  • Your  motivation (no longer than one page)
  • Copy of your passport
  • A note to us, feel free to tell us details such as:
    • Do you have any health problems we should know about?
    • Is there a festival the Foundation should look in to?


*Please note that all applicants after applying will be added to an online competition-based database, from which the most suitable applicants will be selected for the projects.


FAQ and Expectations


Upload your Portfolio here:

Upload your Resume here:

Upload your Motivation here:

Upload your Passport copy here:

I hereby declare that the work I have sent in is of my own making and that I own the musical rights over this work. I hereby also give permission to the Jimmy Nelson Foundation to use this work in their communications.