Dear Shaded Viewers,

I was visiting galleries the other day and became quite fascinated by the work of a young French artist, Vivianne Maun. She has a fascination with nature and its inhabitants and has spent considerable time with Bonobos, Geladas, Gorilles in their homes in the middle of nature in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ouganda, India and Ethoiopia. She has a special communication with the animals as you can see in the photos and they welcome her visit and readily accept her presence. I could not help but think she has something in common with Dian Fossey and her Gorilla Foundation. soci

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.