It’s probably not your idea of a normal family vacation – unless on trips to the Grand Canyon you often find the face of your youngest covered in blood from a fresh kill. But for a subset of American and European vacationers, hunting big game in the African bush is where it’s at.
This group is the subject of Hunters, a series by photographer David Chancellor. Based in South Africa, Chancellor lugged his camera through multiple African countries to record the hunts and kills of legal tourist trophy hunting.
“I wanted to look at tourism, at families who decide they want to go on a holiday to Africa, to fill a space in their trophy room, to bring their children over for them to go through a rite of passage,” says Chancellor, who has worked on the series since 2008. “There is no illegal activity depicted.”
See a gallery of Chancellor’s images over @ Raw File.