Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat

Jimmy Nelson - When the Virus Becomes the Cure

November 15, 2020 Mo Gawdat and Jimmy Nelson Episode 61
Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Jimmy Nelson - When the Virus Becomes the Cure
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Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Jimmy Nelson - When the Virus Becomes the Cure
Nov 15, 2020 Episode 61
Mo Gawdat and Jimmy Nelson

For those of you who've been listening to Slo Mo for a while, you'll remember the episode with Jimmy Nelson (#10). It was one of our earliest episodes and remains among the most profound and moving. Jimmy is an absolutely unique and brilliant human being, and six months later, here we are speaking again. We decided to do this interview on Instagram Live, and hundreds of live listeners showed up. Here it is published for your listening pleasure, and like last time, I'm certain it will move you.

Jimmy 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 we discuss:

  • Jimmy and I admiring the mutual comfortable we feel speaking to each other
  • Jimmy's incredible art installation at Atelier des Lumières in Paris
  • The fact that COVID is still continuing is a persistent call to change something
  • Is COVID19 the disease or the cure?
  • Finding COVID's place in nature's delicate balancing act
  • How the journey of trying to connect with the true self begins with humility
  • What Jimmy feels when people compliment his art
  • Why Jimmy laughs when people express sympathy that he's unable to travel
  • The analogy of the feather
  • Jimmy's adventures discovering his own country, for once
  • Jimmy's moving project at the Van Gogh Museum involving love letters
  • As always, self-love.
  • Imagine if the purpose of everyone to take care of our planet
  • David Attenborough
  • Daring to love
  • How his daughter has been spending her free time helping the elderly rather than partying

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Connect with Jimmy Nelson on Facebook @jimmy.nelson.official, on Instagram @jimmy.nelson.official , on Twitter @jimmy_p_nelson, and jimmynelson.com

Don't forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Monday and Thursday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy.

Show Notes

For those of you who've been listening to Slo Mo for a while, you'll remember the episode with Jimmy Nelson (#10). It was one of our earliest episodes and remains among the most profound and moving. Jimmy is an absolutely unique and brilliant human being, and six months later, here we are speaking again. We decided to do this interview on Instagram Live, and hundreds of live listeners showed up. Here it is published for your listening pleasure, and like last time, I'm certain it will move you.

Jimmy 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 we discuss:

  • Jimmy and I admiring the mutual comfortable we feel speaking to each other
  • Jimmy's incredible art installation at Atelier des Lumières in Paris
  • The fact that COVID is still continuing is a persistent call to change something
  • Is COVID19 the disease or the cure?
  • Finding COVID's place in nature's delicate balancing act
  • How the journey of trying to connect with the true self begins with humility
  • What Jimmy feels when people compliment his art
  • Why Jimmy laughs when people express sympathy that he's unable to travel
  • The analogy of the feather
  • Jimmy's adventures discovering his own country, for once
  • Jimmy's moving project at the Van Gogh Museum involving love letters
  • As always, self-love.
  • Imagine if the purpose of everyone to take care of our planet
  • David Attenborough
  • Daring to love
  • How his daughter has been spending her free time helping the elderly rather than partying

Instagram: @mo_gawdat
Facebook: @mo.gawdat.official
Twitter: @mgawdat
LinkedIn: /in/mogawdat

Connect with Jimmy Nelson on Facebook @jimmy.nelson.official, on Instagram @jimmy.nelson.official , on Twitter @jimmy_p_nelson, and jimmynelson.com

Don't forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Monday and Thursday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy.