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David Chancellor  Photographer represented by @wearekiosk @francescamaffeogallery- 'handle like eggs'-monograph 'hunters'-contributor @natgeo iPhone diary/film work

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scotlands finest, now available in the eastern cape, South Africa, for those needing that little taste of home 'iron brew' is here to delight the palate.

Photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid
unkhwetha, a xhosa initiate into manhood-bakhwetha gather in a tent made of sacks, eastern cape, south africa.
When winter makes its first hint of arrival at the cape, then Xhoas boys prepare themselves to become men. They prepare to become bakhwetha, initiates who undergo a series of trials in the wilderness of the eastern cape; south africa, or in Cape Town on vacant plots of land boarding the N2 highway, trials that culminate in circumcision. Come June and July, with winter at its coldest and wettest, the stories start to appear in the newspapers, the stories that tell of boys who didn’t make it into manhood. We saw the stories last year, and will again this year. However, the option of staying uncircumcised is impractical if you live among Xhosa’s.
In his book Long Walk to Freedom, Nelson Mandela who’s birthday it is next week, comments on how a Xhosa man who has not been circumcised is a paradox...'he is still viewed as a boy'.
From work and projects documenting community conservation #withbutterfliesandwarriors
To see more of my work and projects follow me at @chancellordavid and here @natgeo #southafrica #xhosa #communityconservation #conservation #rhino #elephant #nopoaching #withbutterfliesandwarriors #warriors @artfuldodgersimaging @hellokiosk @francescamaffeogallery

Extremely sad and annoyed to be told of this spoof account set up in my name; it goes without saying that anything posted on this account is not a reflection of my thoughts and opinions. Whilst it's simply annoying, it also goes deeper than that for me. Working with the communities that I do requires a huge amount of trust on both sides. I believe my work and projects can make a difference to the planet that we all inhabit. I value them hugely, my work is very much my life, it's my life, not someone else's life, and those who allow me into theirs often risk their own by doing so -- thank you @instagram for removing it promptly please -- to follow my work and projects you'll find me here @chancellordavid and @natgeo

another from #withbutterfliesandwarriors of the Moran making themselves even more beautiful -- Photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid -- Prior to attending Imuget le nkarna (celebration of 10 years as a warrior) Samburu moran (warriors) wash by the edge of a dam before applying red ochre to their bodies. The Samburu are know as the ‘butterfly people’ by other warrior tribes, because of the bright colours they dress in and their flamboyant body adornments. They live in the northern highlands of Kenya. The Samburu have an ancient connection to elephant, they require elephant dung to marry and consider them sacred. Any Samburu that kills an elephant brings ‘alanna’ a curse upon his family. Across Africa growing populations and deepening poverty have intensified the battle between man and animals for the same land and environmental resources. Increasingly, animals are pushed into smaller pockets of wilderness, their migration routes closed off, and their water supplies damned and irrigated for crops. Illegal poaching and hunting has decimated their numbers. At the same time, rural farmers have learned to mistrust wildlife, killing those animals who have encroached further onto their land. If wildlife conservation is to succeed, it is imperative to find a way for man and animal to coexist in suitable harmony --From work and projects documenting community conservation #withbutterfliesandwarriors --To see more of my work and projects follow me @chancellordavid and here @natgeo #withbutterfliesandwarriors #stoppoaching #nopoaching #kenya #northernkenya #samburu #elephant #rhino @forrangers @kinetic_six @hellokiosk @francescamaffeogallery @artfuldodgersimaging @bwyanoleary #conservation #communityconservation

Repost from @hellokiosk -- Photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid -- Prior to attending Imuget le nkarna (celebration of 10 years as a warrior) Samburu moran (warriors) wash by the edge of a dam before applying red ochre to their bodies. The Samburu are know as the ‘butterfly people’ by other warrior tribes, because of the bright colours they dress in and their flamboyant body adornments. They live in the northern highlands of Kenya. The Samburu have an ancient connection to elephant, they require elephant dung to marry and consider them sacred. Any Samburu that kills an elephant brings ‘alanna’ a curse upon his family. Across Africa growing populations and deepening poverty have intensified the battle between man and animals for the same land and environmental resources. Increasingly, animals are pushed into smaller pockets of wilderness, their migration routes closed off, and their water supplies damned and irrigated for crops. Illegal poaching and hunting has decimated their numbers. At the same time, rural farmers have learned to mistrust wildlife, killing those animals who have encroached further onto their land. If wildlife conservation is to succeed, it is imperative to find a way for man and animal to coexist in suitable harmony --From work and projects documenting community conservation #withbutterfliesandwarriors --To see more of my work and projects follow me @chancellordavid and here @natgeo #withbutterfliesandwarriors #stoppoaching #nopoaching #kenya #northernkenya #samburu #elephant #rhino @forrangers @kinetic_six @hellokiosk @francescamaffeogallery @artfuldodgersimaging @bwyanoleary #conservation #communityconservation

repost from @francescamaffeogallery --
'Via, the summer exhibition ' opens at the gallery on Friday 21 July from 6-9pm--I and some of the other lovely artists exhibiting will be at the gallery on the 19th August to talk about work and upcoming projects, please do come along and say hello. @chancellordavid @photolondonfair @artfuldodgersimaging @myleslittle @time @wmag @guardian @theotherma @loveleighroad @leigh.life #lovelosslifeanddeath #handlelikeeggs @bwyanoleary @hellokiosk #southafrica

The spotted eagle-owl (Bubo africanus) and the white horse, back on South Africa’s roads.

I'm not the king of anything
Nor am I a god
I ride like rolling thunder
On a steed that's poorly shod
I steal from necessity
I kill with no remorse
Brave men run
And hide from me
I'm Black Death on a white horse
I take women for my pleasure
And whiskey for my soul
I spared the little children
So my story could be told
No man has ever felled me
No man can change my course
I strike fear into their hearts
I'm Black Death on a white horse

storm clouds

mabopane fc, south africa #southafrica

hand photographic c-type print from a while back, Khayelitsha, South Africa #southafrica

it's never easy travelling on assignment with this much film, however I'm always blown away by the conversations that develop simply as a result of it. I've always believed film to be a gentle, tactile medium, that's one of the reasons that I continue to work with it. It matters little in the end on which medium you choose to work, but this is mine. I'm equally always impressed by the thorough way in which the majority of airports examine my precious cargo. Travelling to South Africa to work with the most precious of all things, rhino. #rhino #conserving #stoppoaching #southafrica #horn @artfuldodgersimaging @filmsnotdead @hellokiosk @francescamaffeogallery @natgeo

mallard duck moults, the simplest of things 💚

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