David Chancellor is a multi award-winning documentary photographer.
His work brings him across the world, from the sombre mountains of Scotland, to the tribal lands of Kenya and, more recently, the arid plains of Saudi Arabia. A regular contributor to National Geographic, 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 complex relationship with the natural world.
Visually reminiscent of 19th-century daguerreotypes, David’s photographs are arresting, engaging, and thought-provoking. His passion for his work allows him to consistently succeed in navigating the minefields surrounding his chosen subjects. The resulting bodies of work never fail to draw people in and create a space for a much-needed dialogue.
David has won over 50 awards for his work, including Nikon Photographer of the Year multiple times, World Press Photo Award for Elephant Story, Sony World Photography Award for his project Lion, Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award for Hunters, World Understanding Award, Environmental Vision Award and Best Long Form Documentary story in Pictures of the Year International for his projects Hunters, Butterflies and Warriors and A Gamekeeper’s Life. He was recently awarded the Siena International Photography Prize for best documentary story With Butterflies and Warriors – shot entirely in the northern rangelands of Kenya over a period of 13 years, the project follows a generation of Samburu warriors as they metamorphose from boys to men.
David’s work appears in numerous global publications, including National Geographic, The New York Times, Time Magazine, The Independent, The Telegraph, The Sunday Times and the BBC.