Freelance ethnographer, researcher & consultant

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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On Location: Passos, Minas Gerais, Brazil

This photograph was taken from Passos, Minas Gerais, Brazil by photographer Jacob Langvad Nilsson. Passos is a Brazilian municipality located in the southwest of the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil. Its name is derived from the patron saint Bom Jesus dos Passos.

Minas Gerais in Progress with Webcitizen

Brazil is undergoing an enormous transformation these days. For the last 10 years it has had an annual growth in GDP of 4 pct. Traveling through the country you see with your own eyes how the country is rising from poverty and transforming into a very modern country. Forget the times with government corruption and…

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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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