David Chancellor is a multi award winning documentary
photographer based in South Africa. He has participated in numerous group and solo
exhibitions, exhibited in major galleries and museums, and published worldwide. Named
Nikon Photographer of the Year three times, he received a World Press Photo Award in
2010 for Elephant Story from the series Hunters. Chancellor won the Taylor Wessing
National Portrait Prize in 2010, exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery London. In 2012
he received a Sony World Photography Award (Nature and Wildlife) and Veolia
Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award. In 2013 he received the World
Understanding Award in the Pictures of the Year International competition; the Kuala
Lumpur International Photo Award for portraiture; the Vienna International Photo Award
for documentary photography; and the Kontinent Award for documentary photography.
In 2014 he received the Environmental Vision Award for his series 'with butterflies and warriors' from the 72nd Pictures of the Year International (POYI).
Chancellor has increasingly turned his focus onto documenting man's commodification of wildlife. In 2012 he released his first monograph Hunters in which he explores the complex relationship that exists between man and animal, the hunter and the hunted.