JAMES & OTHER APES

While watching a nature program on primates I was struck by their facial similarity to our own. Humans are clearly different to animals, but the great apes inhabit that grey area between man and animal.
I thought it would be interesting to try to photograph gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos and orangutans using the aesthetic of the passport photograph–its ubiquitous style inferring the idea of identity. James Mollison

James & Other Apes
Photography James Mollison
Book Publisher Chris Boot
Introduction Jane Goodall
Design Marco Callegari @ Fabrica
Post ABC Milano

First Edition Published by Chris Boot (2004) 112 pages, 50 colour photographs

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