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Last Thursday 27 October, we celebrated the launch of the Jimmy Nelson Foundation in de Vondelkerk of Amsterdam. Check out our Facebook page to have a look at the photo album and have a taste of the ambiance of the night itself. During the evening many guests subscribed to become a Friend of the Foundation as well. If you want to join Jimmy and become a Friend,  please register online. Become inspired and join Jimmy! #JoinJimmy    ...

Jimmy Nelson Foundation publishes call for 2016 culture grants Jimmy has spent the last three decades documenting and celebrating the worlds indigenous cultures. Now it’s your turn to take action and become involved! The foundation has released its first call for cultural projects worldwide, under the name ‘Celebrate Culture: The Connecting Potential of Creation’. Central to this initiative is cultural exchange and interaction. Projects that want to realise this by highlighting and celebrating the world's cultural diversity, can now apply for grants. Artists, craftsmen and other creative thinkers who are interested, can apply for this initiative up until the 30th of November this year....

Festive Jimmy Nelson Foundation Launch We are very excited to announce the exclusive launch of the Jimmy Nelson Foundation, that will take place 27 October. The Jimmy Nelson Foundation tries to raise awareness on the way globalization affects our cultural heritage. We engage in fostering an appreciation for cultural diversity and aim to do so by connecting people from different cultures and bolster learning from each other’s shared knowledge. Everyone can join Jimmy on his journey. Even though the event is ‘invite-only’, a limited number of tickets can be won in a photo competition that will be shortly announced here. If you miss...

Jimmy Nelson Foundation to announce project criteria this fall It may have been a little silent, but behind the scenes we're currently working hard to establish the criteria for our inaugural round of project funding. Celebration of culture While the details still need some fine-tuning, we can already hint at the direction that the first round of project funding will take. For this round we will be looking at artists of all trades. Projects will focus on an exchange of specific art forms and crafts between cultures, specifically the ones that have hosted Jimmy Nelson. Important factors for eligibility are equality between guests...

There it is our website online and ready for you to visit. We hope you enjoy what we have been creating the past year. Have a look around of course a lot still has to be done, but hey! we have been working hard...

If you have name, you need a logo. Luckily we just found Larissa Rosvaenge (Design) and Daan ten Kroode (Web development), who have been of great help. Thanks to both, we now have the Jimmy Nelson logo, simple and beautiful....

After a year of brainstorming with McKinsey who have been of great help setting up the foundation pro bono. We are so proud to finally have made a decision about the foundation’s name; The Jimmy Nelson Foundation. Just as simple as that....

We are getting there; Our vision and mission are complete! Vision: A world that celebrates its polychromatic cultural identity Mission: We foster appreciation for cultural diversity We raise awareness of the way globalization affects cultural heritage and social values We connect people from different cultures to learn from each other and share what they’ve learned ...

The Jimmy Nelson Foundation is proud to announce its support for the photography project “They came from the water while the world watched” by Giya Makondo-Wills. This project is the first of many to be funded in relation to the foundation’s “Celebrate Culture” project call. In this project, the young British-South african photographer will portray her relatives in the rural South-African province of Limpopo. Here she traces Ancestral beliefs within everyday Christian customs and culture, exploring how traditional cultures and beliefs are alive within the world we know today.   In October 2016, the Jimmy Nelson Foundation opened its doors for applicants...

The Jimmy Nelson Foundation proudly announces its support for the photographic story project “Lumbee Tribe: Portrait of a Nation' by Avneet Mangat. Being part of the foundation’s “Celebrate Culture” call, this project revolves around the ceremonies and traditions of the Native American Lumbee Tribe in North Carolina. The New York based photographer Avneet Mangat highlights the symbolic relationship between the Lumbee culture and their environment in his work, for which he started photographing in spring this year.   What makes this project so special, is its purpose to cater to the portrayed Lumbee culture itself. Because of Avneet's personal connections with Lumbee...