James Mollison c-c-crazy :: James & Other Apes

As ‘humans’ we tend to see ourselves as very different to ‘animals’. While we sit subjectively at the top of the evolutionary scale, and I look into the eyes of these primates I know which I’d prefer staring back at me during rush hour on the underground. I’m thinking thereā€™d be less pushing with a Bonobo.

James’ photographs of Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Bonobos and Orangutans use the aesthetic of the humble passport photograph and infer a strong sense of identity and character. I can’t help but feel that if we only knew what they were thinking, there would certainly be a lot we could learn.

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