It all started in the fall of 2001, when accomplished studio photographer Jill Greenberg was shooting an advertisement for Target. A White-headed Capuchin monkey that was in the background of a child's party scene appearing in the ad enchanted Greenberg. "I'd never really come in close contact with a monkey before," remembers Greenberg, "so I decided to do a portrait of her." This chance meeting and photo shoot was all Greenberg needed to catch monkey fever. "When I saw how [the capuchin portrait] looked, I just thought it was great, and I decided I was going to do a bunch of monkey portraits."Greenberg took hundreds of monkey and ape photos over the next several years. She would hire monkeys and apes (usually primate actors who had some on-screen experience) and their handlers to sit for shoots in her Los Angeles studio. Though Greenberg was well-known for her studio portraits of...
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