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Eight Monkeys for the Lunar New Year

W. Eugene Smith (1918-1978), [Dr. Albert Schweitzer’s Mission Hospital. A tamed chimpanzee. Lambaréné, Gabon], 1954 (1542.2005) Lou Bernstein (1911-2005), Barney and Petunia, Pony Foundation, 1970 (62.1992) Roman Vishniac (1897-1990), [Untitled], 1943 (RV_16_003_003) (“Bronx Zoo, 1943, Dear Toto, with us Monkeys, … Continue reading

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Simian shutterbugs

Vu, (The Monkey and the Magic Box), photograph by André Kertész, November 13, 1929 (2007.84.8) With all the hoopla surrounding monkey selfies, let’s not forget that long before “a female Celebes crested macaque (Macaca nigra)” borrowed David Slater’s camera in … Continue reading

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Primate Photography

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 … Continue reading

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