Bollenstreek

Exhibition Leve de Mens! (Long live Humankind!)

tuesday 3 jun 2014

With the exhibition entitled LEVE DE MENS! Volkenkunde is the first Dutch museum to offer the possibility to become familiar with the impressive works of Jimmy Nelson. This passionate master photographer travelled the continents for a period of four years.

Nelson visited numerous native tribes and captured them on camera most beautifully. From the Chukchi in icy Siberia to the Dani in Papua new Guinea, from the Mursi in the Horn of Africa to the Gaucho’s in Argentina. With his hawk’s eye and command of the technical aspects of the camera, he created a series of photographical masterpieces and a romantic depiction of distant tribes.