Freelance ethnographer, researcher & consultant

Tear Sheets from Nordea Invest Magazine No. 3 2012 – Colorado

“John Wayne as Proctor of Nature” is an 8-page feature on the land conservation in United States for Nordea Invest Magazine. Together with journalist Anders Haahr Rasmussen, we traveled to Colorado to document a story about American landowners who donated their land for the sake of protection of nature, essentially to avoid any future developments.



Tear Sheets from Nordea Invest Magazine No. 3 2012 – Latin America

“Searching for Latin America’s Economic Transformation” is a 14-page feature on the economic transformation in Latin America for Nordea Invest. Together with journalist Nola Grace Gaardmand, I traveled to Brazil, Argentina and Chile to document life and development as seen from the perspective of the citizens living in these booming economies.



Offshore Photos

Here’s another handful of offshore photos from a recent assignment for Rigsby Hull and Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. These offshore photographs shows oil rig constructions and roughnecks at work on Ocean Valor, which is situated off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, an approximately 75 minutes ride by helicopter. The oil rig workers stays on…

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Oil Rig Photography

Once again I had the pleasure of working with Rigsby Hull and Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. on a oil rig photography project. During the course of a day, I visited their newest acquisition, the DP Semisubmersible Ocean Valor, in the middle of the ocean off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. The oil rig photography…

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Nike Football Culture in Latin America

We’ve completed the ethnographic research work for Nike and the result is a beautiful, 400-page book on football culture in Latin America. The research is in large part based upon visual ethnography by Jacob Langvad Nilsson. The book is a study of football culture among teens in Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico. The research sought to…

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The Brazilian Dream: Thiago in São Paulo, Brazil for BOX1824

Thiago Vinicius is part of the group that created the Community Bank Sampaio Union, at Jardim Maria Sampaio neighborhood, São Paulo, which provides micro-credit and prints its own currency, the “sampaio”. Watch this video from TEDxAmazônia. ‘The Brazilian Dream’ (O Sonho Brasileiro) is a qualitative study of the young generation Brazilians, with focus on their…

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The Brazilian Dream: Thiago for Visual Ethnography

Thiago Vinicius is part of the group that created the Community Bank Sampaio Union, at Jardim Maria Sampaio neighborhood, São Paulo, which provides micro-credit and prints its own currency, the “sampaio”. Watch this video from TEDxAmazônia. ‘The Brazilian Dream‘ (O Sonho Brasileiro) is a qualitative study of the young generation Brazilians, with focus on their…

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The Brazilian Dream: Tahis for Visual Ethnography

‘The Brazilian Dream’ (O Sonho Brasileiro) is a qualitative study of the young generation Brazilians, with focus on their dreams and desires. This is a photograph of The Brazilian Dream: Tahis for Visual Ethnography from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for BOX1824 by photographer Jacob Langvad Nilsson.


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Human-centered Design Research in Emerging Markets


Jacob Langvad Nilsson continues to work persistently in the cross-section between editorial photojournalism and visual ethnography, pushing the boundaries of human-centered design research to tell stories about globalization, cultural shift, and the aspirations and desires of people living in a changing world.

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Jacob Langvad Nilsson / JLCO Group contact@jacoblangvad.com+1 (917) 740-9015