Jimmy Nelson: Beauty and Risks of Photography and Film

29 januari 2020
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As a visual artist, Jimmy Nelson aims to capture the wealth and authenticity of indigenous peoples, before their cultures change, or even disappear. His photographs are of the highest quality, but Nelson faces criticism too: he is said to romanticise and stage the settings of his pictures. His photographs also trigger tourism to the world’s most remote places. How far can the engagement of art go without contributing to the cause it is fighting? How to prevent documentary film and photography from doing harm? Join us for an evening with Nelson, January 29th, at De Balie.


Together with Jimmy Nelson and artistic director of the Amsterdam International Film Festival Orwa Nyrabia we investigate the fine balance between art, engagement and commerce. What is it that drives Nelson?

Further line-up expected soon!

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MINDBOOKSATH : athenaeum