Author: Coco Box

It seems implausible that people could survive the extreme blizzards, sunless days and excruciatingly low temperatures that the winter brings to this vast, icy region of Russia. Despite these extreme climatic conditions, several semi-nomadic groups including the Nenets brave the elements, along with their herds of reindeer. How do they survive? What do they eat? What can be learned from their way of life? With Cult-ED using the Jimmy Nelson App* you will digitally travel to this beautiful place and meet these brave people. Cult-ED is our free education programme for a young generation to be inspired by different ways of...

The native people of Greenland have survived for many generations in one of the most challenging conditions in the world. The wisdom they carry is a wealth of unprecedented value. Behind the beautiful nature and the extremely friendly population lies pain. Colonisation has left deep wounds. Consequences that have a visible and tangible impact on daily life. On top of that, climate change affects most those who live traditionally and depend on nature. The JNF supports the Native Greenland foundation to establish Illu peqqissarfik – “House” of healing. The aim is to develop places for all in Greenland to come together...

While Paris is awakening, Atelier des Lumières reopens its doors with Jimmy Nelson's immersive exhibition 'The Last Sentinels'   After the huge success and critical acclaim of 'The Last Sentinels' in October 2020, visitors are given a second chance to be immersed in the jaw-dropping experience where they will witness the awe-inspiring richness of the Indigenous way of life as an antidote for the modern day crisis of disconnection. From the 9th of June to until the 10th of July 2021, the renowned artist Jimmy Nelson will take up the space of Atelier des Lumières for a second time. A breathtaking art show...

Relationships was the special theme in which the Dutch school Alphons Laudy immersed itself in the month of March. The lessons of World Orientation were devoted to questions like who are all your relations, what do they mean to you and what is your role? JNF had the tremendous privilege of participating in the road down to communities, traditions and rituals. Making collages of childhood photos, preparing traditional dishes from their various cultures and discovering their own interests, gave the students an inspiring insight into their own identity, the importance of their background to themselves and their role in the different...

The Q’eros are celebrating more than Carnaval these days. They have reached a major milestone on the journey to preserve their culture. The community took ownership of the land on which they will build their Centre for Ancestral Culture. In 2019, we chose a special location for the Centre which overlooks the entire village of Qochamoqo and all the sacred mountain peaks. Legally, all of the land in Q'eros belongs to the Q'eros community. But in reality, each family owns a piece of land with approximate boundaries where they build homes, farm potatoes and raise their animals. The beautiful site where...

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 The Last Sentinels    ...

[embed]https://vimeo.com/502534205[/embed] 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 are all united; how to live our lives to the fullest. Now is the time to reconnect the world and move healthily into the future. SIGNING SESSIONS & SHOW Jimmy will be present and will sign your book from 7 PM until 11 PM in the opening weekend of the 16th, 17th and 18th...

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 be scannable! For his first book Before They Pass Away (2013), Jimmy travelled across the world for over thirty years to meet people from thirty-five Indigenous cultures. In 2020, Jimmy re-launched Before They Pass Away (2013), with new unpublished images and new insightful texts. With advances in new technology, the book has transformed into a digital...

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. The original inhabitants of the Marquesas Islands are descended from sailors. They migrated a long time ago in large catamarans from the west and were looking for a safe place and fertile land. They settled in the remote archipelago and brought their traditions - such as the tiki, tattoo and haka...

The Jimmy Nelson Foundation is excited to announce the opening of a new experience at Atelier des Lumières in Paris. This is the first completely immersive show composed of Jimmy's work for you to completely indulge yourself into the world of over 70 different Indigenous cultures. The Last Sentinels honours the world's last Indigenous peoples. It tells the story of how these powerful, beautiful and wealthy indigenous cultures live in full harmony with each other, themselves and the natural world. With this show, we want to proclaim the urgency to acknowledge them as the guardians of humanity and our planet....