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Photo and Art
Author: Frans de Waal
ISBN: 0520236157
Subcategory: Photography & Video
Pages 174 pages
Publisher University of California Press; First Edition edition (October 16, 2003)
Language English
Category: Photo and Art
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by Frans de Waal


Frans de Waal's collection of primate portraits covers various species of monkeys in many social situations. Long hours spent with his subjects means that Waal had their total trust when photographing them.

Frans de Waal's collection of primate portraits covers various species of monkeys in many social situations. Thus, his subjects have a natural, unforced manner that allows their true nature to shine through. Waal's accomplishment, in this occasionally hilarious, frequently touching, but always fascinating collection of photographs is that he transcends the notion that the value of primates lies in how much they are like humans. His texts and pictures reveal them not as inferior versions.

For more than three decades Frans de Waal, the author of best-sellers such as Chimpanzee Politics and . Photographing his subjects over the years, de Waal has compiled a unique family album of our closest animal relatives.

Photographing his subjects over the years, de Waal has compiled a unique family album of our closest animal relatives. To capture the social life of primates, and their natural communication, requires intimate knowledge, which is abundantly present here, in the work of one of the world's foremost primatologists.

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My Family Album" catalogs 30 years of de Waal's black and white photographs of both wild and captive primates. Noted primatologist Frans de Waal has put together a beautifully printed pictorial tribute to primates. The bulk of the shots are of chimps and bonobos, but a third are of monkeys and there are striking photographs all around. In high quality black-and-white photographs, he documents similarities and differences among non-human primates in areas as diverse as play, confrontation, sex, familial ties, and social activities. The accompanying text describes not only the meaning behind the pictures but also, in true de Waal form, how they relate to human behavior.

This book offered the first description of primate behavior explicitly in terms of planned social strategies. My Family Album, Thirty Years of Primate Photography 2003

Frans de Waal in 2006. This book offered the first description of primate behavior explicitly in terms of planned social strategies. My Family Album, Thirty Years of Primate Photography 2003. Tree of Origin: What Primate Behavior Can Tell Us about Human Social Evolution, Harvard University Press, 2001.

Profile of Frans B. M. de Waal. January 2001 · Signs Journal of Women in Culture and Society.

For more than three decades Frans de Waal, the author of best-sellers such as Chimpanzee Politics and Bonobo: The Forgotten Ape, has studied monkeys and apes in zoos, research parks, and field settings. Photographing his subjects over the years, de Waal has compiled a unique family album of our closest animal relatives. To capture the social life of primates, and their natural communication, requires intimate knowledge, which is abundantly present here, in the work of one of the world's foremost primatologists. Culled from the thousands of images de Waal has taken, these photographs capture social interaction in bonobos, chimpanzees, capuchin monkeys, baboons, and macaques showing the subtle gestures, expressions, and movements that elude most nature photographers or casual observers.De Waal supplies extended captions discussing each photograph, offering descriptions that range from personal observations and impressions to professional interpretation. The result is a view of our primate family that is both intensely moving and personal, also richly evocative of all that science can tell us of primate society. In his introduction, de Waal elaborates on his work, his mission in this volume, and the particular challenges of animal action photography.
Hǻrley Quinn
The book's format is essentially a picture a page, with a paragraph to describe it.

There are nine species of primates featured in this book, most prominently bonobos and chimpanzees. There are also macaques, capuchins, and baboons (among others) shown as well.

The photos capture candid, sometimes poignant moments, in the lives of our evolutionary cousins. The caption paragraphs often offer a humorous or anecdotal story about the featured primate.

My only complaint is that other apes (orangutans, gorillas, gibbons) weren't featured at all, but Frans de Waal didn't do extensive studies of those species, and so it makes sense he didn't have the opportunities to photograph them.

The book is what it is, not a scientific work, but more of an art project. I'd imagine kids would enjoy looking at these pictures quite a bit. I know my inner child sure did.
Bine
This photo book is magnificent. If you are used to Frans de Waal, his comments about each photo are typical. Each photo has thoughtful, interesting, and insightful comments that are valuable from a scientific as well as an emotive level. You will want to read this more than once. Would make a wonderful gift for someone. Great conversation piece for a "living room" or coffee table book. There is a photo on every single page.
Ariseym
Frans de Waal's collection of primate portraits covers various species of monkeys in many social situations. Long hours spent with his subjects means that Waal had their total trust when photographing them. Thus, his subjects have a natural, unforced manner that allows their true nature to shine through. Waal's accomplishment, in this occasionally hilarious, frequently touching, but always fascinating collection of photographs is that he transcends the notion that the value of primates lies in how much they are like humans. His texts and pictures reveal them not as inferior versions of homo sapiens, but simply as @what they are: intelligent, sensitive, highly socially evolved creatures. This is a beautiful and fascinating book.
I am hcv men
The author has made the best of the opportunity to see, record, and tell he has had thanks to his work of many years.

Great photographs are accompanied by text written in plain, in the sense of non-scholar, language.
Anyone with curiosity about "human" and other primates' behavior and/or a taste for photography will enjoy this book.

Seeing the album and some not-very-intelligent recent events makes me think some humans actually represent a DESCENT from monkeys.

The book is elegantly presented and diagramed. It seemed to me there were a few "typos", but may be it's because I am not a native English speaker. No big deal any way. I would buy it again.
fire dancer
Wonderful book for adults and kids. Terrific gift.
Pedar
This is an excellent book. The photography is exceptional! Frans captures his subjects and makes them come to life and explains how he is able to manage this feat.
Xtintisha
Yes I would tell anyone to read this book. It was very interesting. More than you would ever think about.
Bought as a present for my son! He loved it and found it highly amusing as did his college friends! The pictures are amazing though, it really us like looking at a family album.