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baboon hunter # II, at dusk eastern cape south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor
barefoot hunter, eastern cape, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor
bloodied hunter # IV with buck, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor
bloodied hunter # V, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor
bloodied hunter with recovered bullet, kalahari, northern cape, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor
bloodied hunter with white springbok # I, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor
bush birthday, eastern cape, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor
hunter with giraffe, ladysmith, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor
bloodied huntress, namibia - Hunters - David Chancellor
hunters at old farm # I, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor
hunting lion, kalahari, northern cape, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor
hunting party, zimbabwe - Hunters - David Chancellor
huntress with buck, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor
huntress with wildebeest, namibia - Hunters - David Chancellor
huntress, baboon hunting, cradock, eastern cape, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor
huntress, nyala, skinners, eastern cape, south africafrom the series 'hunters' David Chancellor - Hunters - David Chancellor
kill shot, untitled huntress, eastern cape, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor
lechwe bed with blood, eastern cape, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor
leopard hunter # II, namibia - Hunters - David Chancellor
tracker with impala, eastern cape, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor
untitled bow hunter, eastern cape, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor
untitled bow hunters, blind, eastern cape, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor
untitled hunter # I at dusk, eastern cape, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor
untitled hunter # II, zimbabwe - Hunters - David Chancellor
untitled hunter and wife, game farm, eastern cape, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor
untitled hunter with springbok # I, eastern cape, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor
untitled hunter, at dawn, hippo pool, zimbabwe - Hunters - David Chancellor
untitled hunter, crop field, zimbabwe - Hunters - David Chancellor
untitled hunter, hand gun and lechwe, eastern cape, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor
untitled hunter, kalahari, northen cape, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor
untitled hunter, trophy lioness, kalahari, northern cape, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor
untitled huntress and impala, eastern cape, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor
untitled huntress, eastern cape, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor
untitled novice hunter, cell phone and blesbok, eastern cape, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor
untitled professional hunter and son, eastern cape, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor
untitled professional hunter with trophy lion, kalahari, northern cape, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor
untitled, leopard hunter, zimbabwe - Hunters - David Chancellor
untitled, professional hunter, zimbabwe - Hunters - David Chancellor
xhosa huntsman with lynx # I, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor
young hunter # II, kalahari, northern cape, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor
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baboon hunter # II, at dusk eastern cape south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor

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barefoot hunter, eastern cape, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor

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bloodied hunter # IV with buck, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor

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bloodied hunter # V, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor

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bloodied hunter with recovered bullet, kalahari, northern cape, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor

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bloodied hunter with white springbok # I, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor

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bush birthday, eastern cape, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor

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hunter with giraffe, ladysmith, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor

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bloodied huntress, namibia - Hunters - David Chancellor

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hunters at old farm # I, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor

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hunting lion, kalahari, northern cape, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor

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hunting party, zimbabwe - Hunters - David Chancellor

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huntress with buck, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor

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huntress with wildebeest, namibia - Hunters - David Chancellor

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huntress, baboon hunting, cradock, eastern cape, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor

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huntress, nyala, skinners, eastern cape, south africafrom the series 'hunters' David Chancellor - Hunters - David Chancellor

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kill shot, untitled huntress, eastern cape, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor

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lechwe bed with blood, eastern cape, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor

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leopard hunter # II, namibia - Hunters - David Chancellor

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tracker with impala, eastern cape, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor

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untitled bow hunter, eastern cape, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor

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untitled bow hunters, blind, eastern cape, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor

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untitled hunter # I at dusk, eastern cape, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor

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untitled hunter # II, zimbabwe - Hunters - David Chancellor

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untitled hunter and wife, game farm, eastern cape, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor

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untitled hunter with springbok # I, eastern cape, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor

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untitled hunter, at dawn, hippo pool, zimbabwe - Hunters - David Chancellor

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untitled hunter, crop field, zimbabwe - Hunters - David Chancellor

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untitled hunter, hand gun and lechwe, eastern cape, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor

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untitled hunter, kalahari, northen cape, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor

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untitled hunter, trophy lioness, kalahari, northern cape, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor

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untitled huntress and impala, eastern cape, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor

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untitled huntress, eastern cape, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor

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untitled novice hunter, cell phone and blesbok, eastern cape, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor

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untitled professional hunter and son, eastern cape, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor

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untitled professional hunter with trophy lion, kalahari, northern cape, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor

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untitled, leopard hunter, zimbabwe - Hunters - David Chancellor

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untitled, professional hunter, zimbabwe - Hunters - David Chancellor

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xhosa huntsman with lynx # I, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor

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young hunter # II, kalahari, northern cape, south africa - Hunters - David Chancellor

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Hunters

At the beginning of the 20th century, East African hunting safaris became a lashionalile pursuit among members of the privileged classes, particularly in Britain and tile United States.

The completion of the Uganda Railway in 1901 provided easier access to tile interior highlands of British East Africa (now Kenya), where large game, especially elephants, lions, buffalo and rhinoceros, was plentiful. The British colonial government also turned big-game hunting into a source of revenue, charging the tourists and hunters licensing lees for permission to kill the game animals. In 1909, a UKP 50 hunting license in British East Africa entitled its purchaser to kill 2 li uflaloes, 2 hippos, 1 eland, 22 zebras, 6 oryxes, 4 waterliucks, 1 greater kudu, 4 lesser kudus, 10 topis, 26 hartebeests, 229 other antelope, 84 colobus monkeys and unlimited lions and leopards, because these last two, which killed livestock, were classified as ‘vermin’. The white hunter served these paying customers as guide, teacher, and protector.

While hunter is a former term used for professional !Jig.game hunters of European or North America backgrounds who plied their trade in Africa. The activity still exists in the African countries which still permit big-game hunting, but the ‘white hunter is now known as tile professional hunters.

The southern African hunting industry has grown in recent years, due partly to a major increase in game ranching at the expense of traditional livestock farming. Wildlife is now concentrated in new and strange habilats. When once they were free to move now boundaries are dedared with walls and fences, population densities rise, habitats are diminished, and tile land itself begins to die. Where once man killed only for his life, or food, now it’s sport, or trophy, and tile game is killing the game. From a long term project documenting man’s commodification of wildlife, ‘hunters’ explores tile complex relationship that exists between man and animal, tile hunter and the hunted, as both struggle to adapt to our changing environments.

Recipient of the POYI World Understanding Award 2013