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.

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’ is Online

The Brazilian Dream (O Sonho Brasileiro) is the title of an extensive, qualitative study of young Brazilians. The objective for this study is to understand the generation of 18-24 year olds, including its values, dreams, and desires. This generation is the first to grow up in a hyper-connected world, and in a period of significant…

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Rigamarole Tear Sheets, Spring 2010 issue, Diamond Offshore

Rigamarole is a newsmagazine published by and for the world’s third-largest offshore drilling firm, Diamond Offshore. The stories in Rigamarole encompass everything from leading edge drilling technology to interviews with industry titans to workers’ personal ruminations. I’ve been contributing with offshore photography and oil rig photography for several issues. Graphic Design by Daniel Pagan, Rigsby…

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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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