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My adventure the past few days…Helping out academy award nominated flimmaker (for The War Room) Christine Hegedus and her team. They were at Fauna shooting a new documentary about legal scholar, author and founder of the Nonhuman Rights Project, Steve Wise and his battle to win nonhuman personhood for Tommy the chimpanzee.
Take a look at my post about Steve: In Their Hands: In Support of Steven Wise.
You can check out Steve on The Colbert Report tomorrow night!
About the Nonhuman Rights Project:

My adventure the past few days…
Helping out academy award nominated flimmaker (for The War Room) Christine Hegedus and her team. They were at Fauna shooting a new documentary about legal scholar, author and founder of the Nonhuman Rights Project, Steve Wise and his battle to win nonhuman personhood for Tommy the chimpanzee.

Take a look at my post about Steve: In Their Hands: In Support of Steven Wise.

You can check out Steve on The Colbert Report tomorrow night!

About the Nonhuman Rights Project:

Happy Independence Day to the 110 chimpanzees finally released from research labs this week. They start their new life in sanctuary!
http://www.arklatexhomepage.com/story/d/story/all-110-new-iberia-research-center-chimpanzees-arr/39868/emYZTrtazkuS3_lLokuFUA

Photo of Regis at Fauna. © NJ WIght

Happy Independence Day to the 110 chimpanzees finally released from research labs this week. They start their new life in sanctuary!

http://www.arklatexhomepage.com/story/d/story/all-110-new-iberia-research-center-chimpanzees-arr/39868/emYZTrtazkuS3_lLokuFUA

Photo of Regis at Fauna. © NJ WIght

In Their Hands: In Support of Steven Wise is a very meaningful post I wrote yesterday in support of the legal work of Steven Wise on behalf of captive chimpanzees in NY. I would be very grateful if you might click through and take a look. If you are at all moved by the photos, please help circulate. Much obliged.
"It is through their hands that I try to know them–their emotion, power, strength, intelligence, desire, anger, curiosity and humour. It all flows from those muscular hands; life lines traversing palms, agile fingers with knuckles creased and cracked, dried cuticles edging smooth nails. So full of power and emotion; they reach, hold, throw and touch. Smooth and dark, with movements that are fine-tuned and precise. With those wonderful hands, they ask. They give. They receive. Sometimes gentle, sometimes urgent–always expressive. It is not that their hands are so much like mine that captivates me, it is that mine are so much like theirs."

In Their Hands: In Support of Steven Wise is a very meaningful post I wrote yesterday in support of the legal work of Steven Wise on behalf of captive chimpanzees in NY. I would be very grateful if you might click through and take a look. If you are at all moved by the photos, please help circulate. Much obliged.

"It is through their hands that I try to know them–their emotion, power, strength, intelligence, desire, anger, curiosity and humour. It all flows from those muscular hands; life lines traversing palms, agile fingers with knuckles creased and cracked, dried cuticles edging smooth nails. So full of power and emotion; they reach, hold, throw and touch. Smooth and dark, with movements that are fine-tuned and precise. With those wonderful hands, they ask. They give. They receive. Sometimes gentle, sometimes urgent–always expressive. It is not that their hands are so much like mine that captivates me, it is that mine are so much like theirs."



Happy St Pat’s Birthday to my dear friend Sue Ellen! She turns 46. Sue Ellen was one of the first 8 chimpanzees infected with the HIV virus that were ever released to sanctuary. (Check out http://faunachimps.tumblr.com

Happy St Pat’s Birthday to my dear friend Sue Ellen! She turns 46. Sue Ellen was one of the first 8 chimpanzees infected with the HIV virus that were ever released to sanctuary. (Check out http://faunachimps.tumblr.com

This is one of the last photos I took of Yoko before he passed away on January 30. What a brave soul. He was an amazing chimpanzee who should never have had to suffer the atrocities of medical research. You are missed Little Man. Thank you for allowing me to spend time with you.
To learn more about Yoko and the 12 other amazing chimpanzees at Fauna, check out their brand new website. http://www.faunafoundation.org

This is one of the last photos I took of Yoko before he passed away on January 30. What a brave soul. He was an amazing chimpanzee who should never have had to suffer the atrocities of medical research. You are missed Little Man. Thank you for allowing me to spend time with you.

To learn more about Yoko and the 12 other amazing chimpanzees at Fauna, check out their brand new website. http://www.faunafoundation.org

This is my friend Yoko who is very much on my mind today. He is very, very ill. He is one of the courageous chimps living at Fauna and I have had the great privilege of trying to document this last chapter in his remarkable life. Please share this post and send some positive energy his way as he deals with the multitude of problems his body is struggling with after years of hardcoire research use. No soul should have to endure what Little Man has survivied. You need to read his story.

He is now surrounded by loving friends at Fauna-human and chimpanzee-who are taking very good care of him. His extraordinary will to live is a testament to his strength and courage. Thank-you Yoko for allowing me to see you and for poking me-reminding me that although you are very weak indeed, you are still very capable of sharing your feelings. Peace awaits you. xo

If you would like to learn more about chimpanzees in research and the work that is being done to get them out, visit http://releasechimps.org/

You can also check the Faunachimps tumblr here.

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The remarkable Chance.

I have missed my chimpanzee friends at Fauna while away. Looking forward to seeing them and photographing them all again next week.

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The remarkable Chance.

I have missed my chimpanzee friends at Fauna while away. Looking forward to seeing them and photographing them all again next week.

This is Chance who lives in sanctuary at Fauna. She is gorgeous. Lately, she has decided she is not fond of me taking her picture. She was sitting quietly looking out the window, ignoring me, and she casually looked back over her shoulder to see if I was finally gone. Nope. Sorry I am so annoying sweet girl.
Why not follow faunachimps and show some love to these wonderful creatures.
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The beautiful Chance looking over her shoulder and keeping an eye on photographer NJ Wight. 

This is Chance who lives in sanctuary at Fauna. She is gorgeous. Lately, she has decided she is not fond of me taking her picture. She was sitting quietly looking out the window, ignoring me, and she casually looked back over her shoulder to see if I was finally gone. Nope. Sorry I am so annoying sweet girl.

Why not follow faunachimps and show some love to these wonderful creatures.

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The beautiful Chance looking over her shoulder and keeping an eye on photographer NJ Wight. 

“…and my eyes no longer gaze the same on the face of the world.” ~ John Hatzfeld

“…and my eyes no longer gaze the same on the face of the world.” ~ John Hatzfeld

Many of you know I volunteer photographing the chimps and animals at Fauna Foundation. This is the handsome Toby, who I have a tremendous fondness for. I have spent many quiet mornings shooting him up in his tree house.  I found his expression in this photo to be so profoundly moving-his eyes cast down and his hands tucked in under his chin. He looks like such a thoughtful, old soul. I felt the sepia treatment supported his expression…
Follow the lives of these extraordinary chimpanzees on tumblr and facebook.

Many of you know I volunteer photographing the chimps and animals at Fauna Foundation. This is the handsome Toby, who I have a tremendous fondness for. I have spent many quiet mornings shooting him up in his tree house.  I found his expression in this photo to be so profoundly moving-his eyes cast down and his hands tucked in under his chin. He looks like such a thoughtful, old soul. I felt the sepia treatment supported his expression…

Follow the lives of these extraordinary chimpanzees on tumblr and facebook.

I love photographing the Binkster. He is his own art director, asking to see the photos on my LCD after every shoot. He generally likes to look at them twice. If you are interested in chimps or sanctuary life, you  should check out Fauna.
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Meet Binky-he’s still looking around for some leftover Christmas treats… 

I love photographing the Binkster. He is his own art director, asking to see the photos on my LCD after every shoot. He generally likes to look at them twice. If you are interested in chimps or sanctuary life, you  should check out Fauna.

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Meet Binky-he’s still looking around for some leftover Christmas treats…