Hunters
David Chancellor

Hunters
David Chancellor
Schilt Publishing

 

Hardcover
192 pages
300 x 245 mm
2012
ISBN 9789053307789

By the turn of the 20th century, East African hunting safaris had become a fashionable pursuit among members of the privileged classes, particularly in Britain and the United States. The completion of the Uganda Railway in 1901 provided easier access to the interior highlands of British East Africa (now Kenya), where large game – especially elephants, lions, buffalo and rhinoceros – was plentiful. The white hunter served these paying customers in the role of teacher and protector.

Hunters explores the complex relationship that exists between man and animal, the hunter and the hunted, as both struggle to adapt to their changing environments.

 

About the Artist

David Chancellor is a multi award-winning documentary photographer. His work brings him across the world, from the tribal lands of Kenya to the sombre mountains of Scotland. His interests are mapping that jagged and bloody line where Man and Beast meet. He has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions, exhibited in major galleries and museums, and published worldwide. Recognized by World Press Photo, the Taylor Wessing National Portrait Prize and Pictures of the Year International, David published the monograph ‘Hunters’ in 2012. His work continues to examine mankind’s commodification of wildlife.

 

About the Publisher
Schilt Publishing & Gallery, based in Amsterdam, is a publishing house specialised in high quality photography and art books as well as a commercial gallery representing a range of top class artists from all over the world.

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