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Today we are acknowledging the start of the International Decade of Indigenous Languages (2022-2032) and celebrating the launch of Google Arts & Culture's: Woolaroo. Woolaroo provides a new way to explore indigenous languages. Using machine learning, it recognises objects from your camera and translates them. On average every fourteen days a language becomes extinct and of the 7000 languages spoken on Earth, more than 3000 are currently under threat of disappearing, and with them, the wisdom, perspectives and rich culture of the people who speak them. Together with the team of Google Arts & Culture, we have created this beautiful portfolio, using...

On June 21st the Construction started on the ceremonial terrace, the first part of the cultural centre in Q'eros. We of the Jimmy Nelson studio and foundation, Willka Yachay and most importantly everyone in Qochamoqo are really excited. We are working on some photo- and video materials to share with shortly. ...

Jimmy photographs the rangers in Volcanoes NP, Rwanda Jimmy received the beautiful opportunity to visit Rwanda on behalf of the Jimmy Nelson Foundation and photograph the brave rangers of the Volcanoes National Park. He created artistic images of these guardians who are willing to risk their lives. This unique content will bring their story to the world. We dream big and we want to place the rangers on the pedestal and are today's heroes. Rwanda After a brutal past, Rwanda has had a magnificent reset. It is a beautiful country in the green heart of Africa, also known as the land of the...

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 project for Sustainable Eagle Population has seen great progress in the past few months! The Founding of the Kazakh Falconry Association On October 21, 2021, the Kazakh Falconry Association was founded by the Environment and Tourism Agency in Bayan-Ulgii province, WSCC and Nomadic Expeditions. Thirteen individuals were chosen to be board members of the KFA, including Atai Ph.d, director of the Golden Eagle Society; Marat, head of Environment And Tourism Agency in Bayan-Ulgii province; Ayashgul, head of the local museum; Tseveenmyadag, board member of Golden Eagle Society and the leading ornithologist in Mongolia;  Kanat, director of Blue Wolf Travel; Bekbolat, director of...

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    ...

Last summer our third 2018-'19 team of visual storytellers journeyed to Peru to capture the ceremony 'Inti Raymi' of the Quechua, also known as the Inca, for the Jimmy Nelson Foundation. Recently, for the Columbus Travel Magazine, our team has been interviewed. Interested in being one of the members of our fourth team of visual storytellers for our next coming project? Meet the team! In the interview, they share their tips and tricks concerning the preparation of such unique travels and their biggest challenges. Want to understand how you could participate as a member to win our fourth project trip?...

Within the foundation, we facilitate awareness projects which aim awareness about, respect for and pride within indigenous peoples and their cultures by providing them with a positive, celebratory platform. Our third 2018/2019 team of visual storytellers journeyed to Peru to capture the spirit of the Inca 'the Inti Raymi festival' - also known as the Festival of the Sun - through art, film, and storytelling. This latest project of the 'Circle of Cultural Connection': the Quechua, Inti Raymi: the festival of the Inca Empire, is officially out now! Check it out! Thank you Marieke van der Heijden, Ram Paudel and Tanin...