When we hear of Jane Goodall, we don’t often hear very much about one of the people who was closest to her: Hugo van Lawick, the man behind the lens that shot many of the most famous photographs of Jane during her early years in Africa.
Hugo first went to Gombe in 1962. There, he took thousands of photos and filmed over 65 hours of Jane studying the chimpanzees, contributing to the growing global awareness of chimps. Jane disliked being photographed, but tolerated it for the sake of her research. She may have also tolerated it because Hugo was the one behind the camera; they were married a few years later. They had a son and divorced after