Primate Photography

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Weegee, “Hypo,” my assistant, ca. 1950

Weegee, prescient and perceptive, didn’t need a ouija board to predict the popularity of primate photography…. Presenting the photogenic primate photographer, the simian shutterbug, Nonja (a 33-year-old female orangutan).
Sure, this probably is the product of several clever corporate advertising campaigns (advertising agencies are almost as intelligent as chimpanzees).
Nevertheless, in a kind of reverse evolution, we notice a trend with Chimpcam!

From the BBC:

The world’s first film shot entirely by chimpanzees is to be broadcast by the BBC as part of a natural history documentary.
The apes created the movie using a specially designed chimp-proof camera given to them by primatologists.
The film-making exercise is part of a scientific study into how chimpanzees perceive the world and each other.


Unidentified photographer, [Weegee and chimpanzee], ca. 1950

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