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.view gallery