David Chancellor - Photographs London Tuesday, November 23, 2021 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Donated by the artist

  • Exhibited

    The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2010, National Portrait Gallery, London, 11 November 2010 - 20 February 2011, another

  • Catalogue Essay

    From the Hunters series by David Chancellor, this photograph explores the complex relationship between humans (the hunter) and animals (the hunted) as they both struggle to adapt to our changing environments. The tourist trophy-hunting industry began in earnest in early 20th century Kenya with wealthy European and American visitors paying settler farmers to guide them on hunting safaris in the area. Similar tourist hunting industries soon developed elsewhere in Africa. 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, which has been particularly hard hit by both drought and recession. Huntress with Buck earned Chancellor the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize in 2010.

    David Chancellor (b.1961) is a London-born 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. Named Nikon Photographer of the Year for three years, he received a World Press Photo Award in 2010 for his photographs in Hunters. In 2012, he received a Sony World Photography Award (Nature and Wildlife) and in 2013, the World Understanding Award in the Pictures of the Year International competition.



Huntress with Buck from Hunters

Archival pigment print, mounted.
Image: 106.7 x 132.1 cm (42 x 52 in.)
Frame: 121.9 x 152.4 cm (48 x 60 in.)

Signed, dated and numbered AP1 in ink in the margin. One from a sold-out edition of 5 + 1 AP.

£1,000 - 2,000 

Sold for £3,780

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London Auction 23 November 2021