Jill Greenberg know mostly for her celebrity portraits brings her monkeys to DC. Greenberg grew to prominence in the 90's for making the real look artificial. She recently did an album cover for Gwen Stefani. Several years ago Greenburg was photographing a celebrity next to a monkey, she went home to look at her proofs and the monkey was the real celebrity. Greenburg then presented the simian photo to her gallery and the series began to develop into a publication. The images make our evolutionary cousins look more human than ever before. Her photos are so detail heavy that they become unreal. Her craft is spotless and that alone is a good reason to see her prints in person. Join me for a public reception for Monkey Portraits, on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the National Academies' Keck Center, located at 500 Fifth St., N.W., Washington, D.C. A photo ID is required for admittance.
"Monkey Portraits" is on view by appointment at the Keck Center through Nov. 25, 2007. Call 202-334-2436 to make a viewing appointment. The exhibition will then move to the
National Academy of Sciences' headquarters at 2100 C St., N.W., Washington, D.C., where it will be on public view from Jan. 5 through April 1, 2008.