Jimmy Nelson

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Jimmy started working as a photographer in 1987. Jimmy was commissioned to cover a variety of culturally newsworthy themes for many of the world-leading publications ranging from the Russian involvement in Afghanistan to the beginning of the war informer Yugoslavia.

From 1997 onwards, undertook commercial advertising assignments for many of the world’s leading brands. Meanwhile, he spent his whole life accumulating images of indigenous cultures.

In 2010 he began his journey to create the artistic document that became Before They Pass Away, which was published in October 2013. 

In October 2018, he published the first interactive book Homage to Humanity, for which he visited another unique 34 indigenous cultures around the globe. 

With the proceedings of his art projects, the Jimmy Nelson Foundation was set up to take it a step further in supporting the communities on the ground.

Ingrid Kvale

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Ingrid is an award-winning filmmaker who specializes in documentaries about wildlife, people, popular science, and adventure.  After completing her Honours degree in Zoology and Masters in Documentary Television, she went on to forge a career making films for the BBC, Netflix, Disneynature, Discovery, Animal Planet, and National Geographic.

Ingrid's latest series, called "Night on Earth," is about nocturnal wildlife and is currently airing on Netflix.  Her latest film project is about last remaining wilderness areas for the BBC Natural History Unit and BBC America.

Daryl Balfour

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Daryl is one of the leading African wildlife photographers, working with Getty Images since 1996, publishing articles on wildlife photography in various magazines worldwide.

His work is so appreciated internationally that he was one of the guest speakers at the annual summit of the prestigious North American Association of Nature Photographers (NANPA) in 2001.

He has been a great contributor to the five series of Remembering Wildlife fundraising books, based on elephants, rhinos, great apes, and cheetahs, as well as different photographic technique books, and is the author of a photography course available on WildLifeCampus.

Frederica Barclay Rey de Castro

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Frederica study anthropology at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP) and Political Science at The London School of Economics, obtaining her PhD in History at the University of Barcelona.

She worked for several years as a researcher at the Peruvian Amazon Anthropological Research Center of the Universidad Nacional Amazonia Peruana and at the FLACSO headquarters in Ecuador.

Her research works include several books and publications, which focus on the historical, social and economic processes of the Amazon and indigenous territories along with the collective health situation of Amazonian peoples.

Manuel Gedda

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Manuel is a recognized professor at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC), specialized in interpretation and enhancement of Chile's natural heritage.

In addition to being an outstanding audiovisual communicator in Chile in the documentary area, his work influenced many generations between the 1980s and the early 2000s, bringing to life the well-remembered program "South of the World", broadcast by Channel 13, and “Under the Southern Cross, which was broadcast by Megavisión.

Programs that marked the viewers of Chile and that were the invitation to know and discover the natural beauties and cultural heritage of Chile and America working on them exhaustively for more than 18 years.

Odile Rodriguez de la Fuente

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Odile graduated as Cum Laude in Biological and Film Production at USC, Los Angeles.

She worked for several years at National Geographic and in 2004 created the Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente Foundation, of which she was director for more than 15 years, directing scientific and environmental outreach projects in environments as diverse as applications, exhibitions, magazines, online platforms, documentaries, books and guarantee marks for consumer products.

One of her latest projects is the book "Félix: a man on earth" by Geoplaneta, a tribute to her father, the famous documentary filmmaker Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente.


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