Images of the Hunter and Hunted from David Chancellor

xhosa huntsman with lynx # I, south africabloodied hunter # IV with buck, south africabloodied hunter with white springbok # I, south africa

Photographer David Chancellor‘s series Hunter documents South African big game Hunting.  Chancellor explains that while hunting safari’s were once particularly fashionable among the leisure class, the activity has since undergone some changes.  Land that had once been dedicated to farming and livestock now serve as big game ranches – a place professional hunters can once again kill for sport.  Chancellor captures the complex relationship between hunter and hunted, which is rendered even more complex by modernization.  He says that the series is “a long term project documenting human/wildlife conflict in all it’s forms, Hunters explores the complex relationship that exists between man and animal, the hunter and the hunted, as both struggle to adapt to our changing environments.”

huntress with buck, south africabloodied hunter with recovered bullet, kalahari, northern cape,untitled professional hunter and son, eastern cape, south africa untitled huntress and impala, eastern cape, south africa untitled bow hunter, eastern cape, south africa  bloodied huntress, namibia