A Brief History of Photography by Monkeys
No disrespect to this monkey, but the fact of the matter is, this is only the latest development in what might be considered the burgeoning history of non-human primate photography.
In 2011, a surreally photogenic black macaque in Indonesia borrowed photographer David Slater’s camera and took what to my mind remains the most supreme monkey self-portraiture on record.
Unfortunately, the quality of the resulting works was somewhat overshadowed by Slater’s attempt to claim copyright on the images, undermining the monkey’s rightful authorship. But that’s another story.