Photographer and co-founder of the Sebitoli Chimpanzee Project in Uganda
Jean-Michel Krief has been a photographer for more than 20 years, committed to the preservation of tropical forests and their wildlife. The heart of his work focuses on great apes and particularly chimpanzees. His work bears witness to the beauty, strength and vitality of tropical forests and above all it captures the intensity of the gaze of our closest relatives. Together with his wife Sabrina, a professor at the National Museum of Natural History, he founded the Sebitoli Chimpanzee Project in Uganda, with the aim of studying and protecting chimpanzees in their natural environment in harmony with the local population. He has collaborated with many magazines (Paris-Match, Terre Sauvage, Figaro Magazine, VSD...). In 2019, his exhibition «Chimpanzees, the Lords of the Jungle» in partnership with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation is a great success in Monaco and at the Montier en Der International Animal Photography Festival.