Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat

Jimmy Nelson on the Lifelong Journey to Find Yourself

May 20, 2020 Mo Gawdat Season 1 Episode 10
Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Jimmy Nelson on the Lifelong Journey to Find Yourself
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Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Jimmy Nelson on the Lifelong Journey to Find Yourself
May 20, 2020 Season 1 Episode 10
Mo Gawdat

Nothing I write here will capture the emotional magnitude of the conversation I had with world renowned photographer and artist, Jimmy Nelson. The world knows him as a storyteller primarily via his gorgeous photography, but here is proof that listening to Jimmy tell his story as a guest on a podcast is a masterpiece in and of itself. 

Jimmy Nelson has hauled his camera to the world's most remote corners in order to create a living document of vanishing tribes and indigenous cultures. His first large-format book, "Literary Portraits of China", was a worldwide hit, culled from over 40 months of traveling through China. A collection of Jimmy’s photos, "Before They Pass Away", was published in 2013. In 2016, he and his team launched the Jimmy Nelson Foundation, which aims to foster appreciation for cultural diversity and celebrate polychromatic cultural identity.

Listen as Jimmy tells of his incredible journey from a childhood living like Mowgli from "The Jungle Book" to a traumatizing education at an abusive boarding school; his struggles with hating his own brain and body; his period as a reportage photographer or "a broken man disappearing into other people's pain"; his now legendary expeditions into uncharted territories befriending and photographing indigenous populations with his analog camera; and up until today, pondering how quarantine has reinforced his gratitude for the adventures already had and those to come, even if at a small park across the street from his home in Amsterdam.

Instagram: @solve.for.happy, @onebillionhappy, @mo_gawdat
Facebook: /solveforhappy, /onebillionhappy
LinkedIn: /mogawdat
Connect with Jimmy on Instagram @jimmy.nelson.official or jimmynelson.com 

Show Notes

Nothing I write here will capture the emotional magnitude of the conversation I had with world renowned photographer and artist, Jimmy Nelson. The world knows him as a storyteller primarily via his gorgeous photography, but here is proof that listening to Jimmy tell his story as a guest on a podcast is a masterpiece in and of itself. 

Jimmy Nelson has hauled his camera to the world's most remote corners in order to create a living document of vanishing tribes and indigenous cultures. His first large-format book, "Literary Portraits of China", was a worldwide hit, culled from over 40 months of traveling through China. A collection of Jimmy’s photos, "Before They Pass Away", was published in 2013. In 2016, he and his team launched the Jimmy Nelson Foundation, which aims to foster appreciation for cultural diversity and celebrate polychromatic cultural identity.

Listen as Jimmy tells of his incredible journey from a childhood living like Mowgli from "The Jungle Book" to a traumatizing education at an abusive boarding school; his struggles with hating his own brain and body; his period as a reportage photographer or "a broken man disappearing into other people's pain"; his now legendary expeditions into uncharted territories befriending and photographing indigenous populations with his analog camera; and up until today, pondering how quarantine has reinforced his gratitude for the adventures already had and those to come, even if at a small park across the street from his home in Amsterdam.

Instagram: @solve.for.happy, @onebillionhappy, @mo_gawdat
Facebook: /solveforhappy, /onebillionhappy
LinkedIn: /mogawdat
Connect with Jimmy on Instagram @jimmy.nelson.official or jimmynelson.com