Monkey Portraits

We walked into our local second hand bookstore today and came away with this Gem. Monkey Portraits by Jill Greenburg.

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We were deeply moved by the human, beautifully moving portraits. Looking at these pictures, you cannot deny the soulfulness of these primates.

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Commercial and celebrity photographer Jill Greenberg spent five years photographing monkeys (and some apes) who she met through animal agencies and trainers, ending up with this collection of 75 spectacular primate portraits. The photos are not only technically beautiful but also truly amazing in the way that Greenberg so perfectly captured the expressions and emotions of these creatures.

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“For anyone who doubts Darwin (ahem, Mr President) look in the monkey¬†mirror and think again” Introduction by Jill Greenberg

Jill has had an enormously successful exhibition of her Monkey Portraits at the Paul Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles winter 2004.

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Each of these 76 amazing anthropomorphic photographs will remind readers of someone they know after all humans share over 90% of their DNA with their primate cousins

 

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