The photo series titled Hunters by David Chancellor, a photographer born in London, England, and based in South Africa, offers a glimpse into African blood sports. Although the images may not sit well for some, even the most committed carnivores, there is a sense of pride and accomplishment in the eyes of the hunters that allude to a ritualistic and deeply personal pursuit of such an endeavor. Few will ever experience what they have experienced, and it is that unknown that sets people's teeth on edge, more so than the bloodied carcasses of slaughtered beasts.
Hunters by David Chancellor is stunning series of portraits, no matter what people might think of the subject matter at hand. From the landscapes to the animals, the images are mesmerizing. It is currently showing at Jack Bell Gallery.