Hugo Van Lawick

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Birthday
10, 1937
Birthplace
Netherlands
Death Date
Jun 2, 2002 (65)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
10, 1937
Birthplace
Netherlands
Death Date
Jun 2, 2002 (65)

About

Emmy Award-winning Dutch photographer and wildlife filmmaker who popularized the study of chimpanzees and other wild animals through his work.

Before Fame

He worked as a cameraman for a filmmaking couple after going to Africa in 1959.

Trivia

He was the founder of Nature Conservation Films WW.

Family Life

He was born to Baron Hugo Anne Victor Raoul van Lawick and Isabella Sophia van Ittersum and grew up with a brother.

Associated With

He began photographing and filming chimpanzees at Gombe Stream National Park in 1962 which is also where Jane Goodall did chimpanzee research in 1960.