Planet of the Apes

Style Watch: Rattan Revolution
Diversions: All Talk
Food: Season to Taste
Outdoors: Comfy Camping

We all know that humans and apes are virtually identical genetically. But if you find that scientific fact hard to accept on an emotional level, the work of James Mollison may help. For four years the English photographer traveled the world, making close-up portraits of gorillas, chimps and orangutans. The result is one of the most detailed and revealing visual studies ever made of the great apes.

"Face to Face," an exhibition of 30 of these striking portraits, goes on display at London's Natural History Museum from May 28 to Sept. 18. Each over 6 ft. [1.8...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!