Family portraits
Montse Pallas

Family portraits is a selection of photographs from the project I began in 2015, as a biologist and photographer.

The primates in sundry zoos and nature parks have been my models and they have enabled me to depict what we have in common with them, which clearly reflects our close kinship in evolution. 

My aim in these portraits has been to capture each animal’s personality, revealing them to be non-human individuals; and thereby prompt a discussion on the responsibility that we, as human beings, have on their living conditions, both in nature and in captivity. Sixty percent of the species of primates are threatened with extinction because of human activity.

* Exhibition produced by the Museum of Natural Sciences of Barcelona.

Montse Pallasf
Montserrat Pallàs Albertí