Pubblicato il: 24/11/2023
A pic by Jimmy Nelson

A pic by Jimmy Nelson

On 30 November at 4.30 pm, the University of Milan is hosting the event “The Human Factor. A conversation with Jimmy Nelson” in the Great Hall of the via Festa del Perdono campus.   

Award-winning English photographer Jimmy Nelson will be the first guest of “The Human Factor”, a series of conversations organised by the University of Milan to give students a chance to meet prominent personalities in the fields of art, science, research, culture and entertainment, while learning more about their different life journey, their sometimes non-linear growth paths, and the reasons that pushed them to follow their dreams. Nelson’s works are currently on show at Palazzo Reale until 21 January 2024. His exhibition “Humanity” is a journey into the beauty of humankind, through 65 of his most famous and celebrated photos worldwide. 

 “The Human Factor” is intended as a series of informal conversations on topics close to the students’ hearts, so that they can relate to and be inspired by the stories of these incredible human beings, who were gifted with creativity and talent, but also had inevitable moments of weakness.

 The protagonist of this first conversation, Jimmy Nelson, was born in England in 1967 and ended up becoming a photographer after a personal life journey marked by difficult moments. He then travelled worldwide to photograph some of the most endangered indigenous culture, telling their stories, their emotions and traditional customs, now threatened by globalisation. 

Rector Elio Franzini, President of Skira Editore Massimo Vitta Zelman, and professors Giorgio Zanchetti and Paolo Maria Inghilleri of the University of Milan will take part in the conversation. 

Please note that seats are limited and online registration is mandatory. Participants will be asked to show their registration receipt before entering the Great Hall. 

 At the end of the conversation at the University, the photographer will be present at his exhibition “Humanity” at Palazzo Reale.

Thanks to an initiative by Skira Editore, which co-organised the exhibition with Palazzo Reale, students and staff of the University of Milan can purchase the ticket at a reduced price (€8) by presenting their university badge. The initiative is valid until 21 January 2024.