Jimmy is currently in Mongolia, as they hardly are able to be in contact we would like to share the one and only WhatsApp we received on our team app
We hope you are as excited as we are in the Amsterdam office.
Opening @ Atlas Gallery
After a successful exhibition in 2014, Jimmy once more has the chance to exhibit his work at this beautiful gallery in London. You can visit the exhibition with new work from February 24 until April 8.
Atlas Gallery was founded in 1994 and is one of the foremost galleries worldwide dealing exclusive in photography. The gallery embraces photography in all its forms, with extensive holdings of the work by 20th century masters as well as representing a diverse range of contemporary photographers.
Jimmy was happy to be back in Bhutan for the first time in ten years last december. Going back in time 30 years, Jimmy is reminded of his initial explorations through Tibet with the Buddhist nuns and monks. What touched him then and still today is their lifelong commitment to obtain Nirvana; the core of the spiritual quest of Buddhism.
Tradition plays a dominant rule in Bhutanese society. Unlike any other country in the world they consciously and successfully bring the past into the future. Bhutan is famous for its mask dances, which are an integral part of the country’s extraordinary cultural traditions. The wooden masks are tied firm around the heads to prevent them from falling off during the wild dances.
Mark Peet Visser Gallery
The opening of the exhibition at the Mark Peet Visser gallery was a great success! Until March 5 you can still visit this exhibition with Jimmy's work from both his series 'Before They Pass Away' and 'Before They // Part II' in Den Bosch, Holland.
Mark Peet Visser Gallery opened its doors for the first time in 1992 in Heusden The Netherlands. Mark Peet Visser Gallery is an international contemporary art gallery and represents both young and (internationally) renowned artists in the disciplines: painting, sculpture and photography.
Jimmy was given the honor to speak at the Big Improvement Day (website BID) on January 17. The BID was established in 2008 from the need to support positive developments in the Netherlands. Since then, the top of the Dutch government and commercial world come together each year on the third Tuesday in January to celebrate the most positive day of the year. Jimmy gave an emotional speech which gave an introspective touch to the day. Do you want Jimmy at your event? Email us for more info at firstname.lastname@example.org
This month we proudly present to you; Tessel van der Putte is a young graduate of Leiden University College. She completed her BA Global Challenges with a focus on World Politics and has taken on the communications and PR within the Jimmy Nelson Foundation. Before joining the team she also studied at the University of Sydney and did extensive research on indigenous cultural identity and connection to land, as well as on Tibetan cultural heritage. The importance of culture to our human existence has always been a central theme in her work. "It is the soul of the body". Hence, she is delighted to join the motivated team of the JNF that highlights our world's cultural heritage and it's role in the modern-day world.
In the next newsletter we will introduce you to one of other team members, stay tuned!