Here's a few photos from a series that I worked on between around 2002 and 2007. I first started studying anthropology when I was 26, after several years of focusing on photography. When I first took up photography I was heavily influenced by photographers such as Edward Weston, Brett Weston, Ansel Adams, and Minor White. Eventually, however, I gravitated to the work of people like Walker Evans, Dorthea Lange, and Sebastaio Salgado--I definitely became more interested in documentary work. This zoo project marks my transition to anthropology. I used to head to the zoo all the time, and I spent most of my time watching one class of primates--the zoo patrons who flooded past the enclosures day after day. To see some more of these photos, look here.