Huntress with Buck, South Africa –  David Chancellor Hunters | kiosk

Huntress with Buck, South Africa

 Hunting Lion, Kalhari, Northern Cape, South Africa –  David Chancellor Hunters | kiosk

Hunting Lion, Kalhari, Northern Cape, South Africa

 Eastern Cape, South Africa –  David Chancellor Hunters | kiosk

Eastern Cape, South Africa

 Kill Shot, Untitled Huntress, Eastern Cape, South Africa –  David Chancellor Hunters | kiosk

Kill Shot, Untitled Huntress, Eastern Cape, South Africa

 Untitled Professional Hunter and Son, Eastern Cape, South Africa –  David Chancellor Hunters | kiosk

Untitled Professional Hunter and Son, Eastern Cape, South Africa

 Untitled Hunter #I, Trophy Room, Dallas Texas –  David Chancellor Hunters | kiosk

Untitled Hunter #I, Trophy Room, Dallas Texas

 Huntress with Wildebeest, Namibia –  David Chancellor Hunters | kiosk

Huntress with Wildebeest, Namibia

 Untitled Hunter #I at Dusk, Eastern Cape, South Africa –  David Chancellor Hunters | kiosk

Untitled Hunter #I at Dusk, Eastern Cape, South Africa

 Untitled Hunter, Zimbabwe –  David Chancellor Hunters | kiosk

Untitled Hunter, Zimbabwe

 Xhosa Huntersman with Lynx #I, South Africa –  David Chancellor Hunters | kiosk

Xhosa Huntersman with Lynx #I, South Africa

 Skinner with Trophy Zebra, South Africa –  David Chancellor Hunters | kiosk

Skinner with Trophy Zebra, South Africa

 Bowhunter near to Addo, Eastern Cape, South Africa –  David Chancellor Hunters | kiosk

Bowhunter near to Addo, Eastern Cape, South Africa

 Kalahari, Northern Cape, South Africa –  David Chancellor Hunters | kiosk

Kalahari, Northern Cape, South Africa

 Untitled Hunter, Hippo Pool, Zimbabwe –  David Chancellor Hunters | kiosk

Untitled Hunter, Hippo Pool, Zimbabwe

 Professional Hunter, Zimbabwe –  David Chancellor Hunters | kiosk

Professional Hunter, Zimbabwe

 Trophy Leopard, at the End of the Hunt, Namibia –  David Chancellor Hunters | kiosk

Trophy Leopard, at the End of the Hunt, Namibia

 David Chancellor Hunters | kiosk

 Hunter with Giraffe, Ladysmith, South Africa –  David Chancellor Hunters | kiosk

Hunter with Giraffe, Ladysmith, South Africa

 Lioness, Kalahari, Northern Cape, South Africa –  David Chancellor Hunters | kiosk

Lioness, Kalahari, Northern Cape, South Africa

 Hunting Party, Zimbabwe –  David Chancellor Hunters | kiosk

Hunting Party, Zimbabwe

 Bloodied Huntress, Namibia –  David Chancellor Hunters | kiosk

Bloodied Huntress, Namibia

 Professional Hunter with Trophy Lion, Kalahari, Northern Cape, South Africa –  David Chancellor Hunters | kiosk

Professional Hunter with Trophy Lion, Kalahari, Northern Cape, South Africa

 Untitled Huntress, Trophy Room #II, Dallas, Texas –  David Chancellor Hunters | kiosk

Untitled Huntress, Trophy Room #II, Dallas, Texas

Hunters

Hunters explores the complex relationship between human and animals, documenting the game hunting industry in Sub-Saharan Africa. Historically a source of revenue for colonial governments, trophy hunting has now become a controversial yet major industry, taking place in 23 African countries, and generating over 200 million dollars a year.   … read more

This body of work explores the many aspects of big game hunting, gaining access into the psuedo-wilderness reserved for this unique kind of tourism, usually off-limits to outsiders. Embedded within hunting groups, Chancellor gained an insider view of the pursuit, resulting in a series of compelling and intimate portraits of hunters with their controversial prey which form part of a wider narrative, extending to photographs of taxidermy process and hunters’ trophy rooms, as well as images of local workers reliant on the industry for their livelihood.

Together, the meticulously detailed images offer an insight into what Chancellor describes as the ‘Wildlife Industry’, exploring issues of welfare, conservation and the ethics of an unconventional type of tourism.

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