IG Fine Art Presents: Jimmy Nelson
JIMMY NELSON Dutch-English artist Jimmy Nelson (Sevenoaks, 1967) has worked for the last thirty years as a photographer and is the initiator of the Jimmy Nelson Foundation. At the age of 16, he was accidentally prescribed the wrong medication and suffered from Alopecia total is, which is total hair loss. At the Jesuit boarding school, he attended his subsequent baldness was mistaken as a sign of awkward rebellion and thus he felt socially isolated. As a result Jimmy unconsciously initiated his quest to find a place where he felt comfortable in the world. At the age of 18, his choice was Tibet, where according to his own naive and romantic research, all young men were bald and where he felt he could find empathy. This was the catalyst for his unending search for human connection.