The spectacular shots of the award-winning photographer discovering the beauty of humanity.
Jimmy Nelson: Humanity is about the renowned photographer Jimmy Nelson’s personal and artistic journey across the world, an expedient to take people across a deeper journey of reflection on their own identity as part of the universal family of humans. His travels are similar to field expeditions, with lots of preparation and contingencies to take into account. They can last weeks, if not months. For Jimmy Nelson, traveling is part of his artistic process, epitomizing a resolute search into what it means to be human, deeply, at the core of our shared origins from one same source in the African continent. In the process, he has reconnected with his own deeper self and has realized that humanity is all one.
In Jimmy Nelson: Humanity, the photographer is passionate to share why he is obsessively searching for a form of art that can embrace what he experiences in the field, when he finds alignment with the people, nature, light; a sense of balance that creates a symphony of experiences that analogue photography, in the form of the giant 10×8 negatives, gets close to express and that allows him to funnel all the emotions that he wants to record visually, in just one instant.
Through his spectacular shots, Jimmy Nelson’s journey becomes our journey and indigenous peoples, normally photographed as an ethnographic subject, become the protagonists of a story of “unadulterated beauty” that empowers the beholders to perceive all humanity.