James and Other Apes
"James and Other Apes" is a collection of 50 close-up portraits of gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans and bonobos. The images are so strong and the featured apes-all named, with personal histories-so human-like that the viewer calls into question the dividing-line between "man" and "animal." Photographed in sanctuaries across Africa and Asia, the apes featured are mainly vi...more
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published October 1st 2004 by Chris Boot
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Almost perfect; biographies were at the end of the book rather than next to the photographs, perhaps for an artistic reason? Or because printing them on the back of the images would damage the photographs? Powerful nevertheless, with a Jane Goodall introduction.
Dec 30, 2008 Kittiya rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition Recommends it for: anyone who enjoys photography & kids
Recommended to Kittiya by: my librarian
I love photography! I felt that this was and amazing book. It's one of those books you can skim through in a few minutes or take your time with each picture. I loved all the faces in this! Then in the back, you can learn their names, species, & their life stories. Which they all are pretty much rescued, their stories are sad and moving. This was a book that not only myself but my four year old could enjoy!
I can't recommend this book highly enough. Look into the eyes of our closest cousins with these huge color portraits of rescued chimps, bonobos, gorillas and orangs. Each face is a map of personality and expression. You won't ever look at an animal the same again.
James Mollison was born in Kenya in 1973 and grew up in England. After studying Art and Design at Oxford Brookes University, and later film and photography at Newport School of Art and Design, he moved to Italy to work at Benetton’s creative lab, Fabrica. His work has been widely published throughout the world including by Colors, The New York Times Magazine, the Guardian magazine, The Paris Revie...moreMore about James Mollison...