Kasmin's Postcards - Hunt

Trivia Press, ISBN 9781999307776,
Pb, 120 pgs, 15 x 20cm
Acqn. 31077
In Stock

The principal lure that draws people to hunt now is the chase, the pursuit, the difficult task of tracking and killing whatever is the target - or rather that is what the sportsman would say - but there are many other reasons for chasing beasts, birds and fish: for food, for profitable products such as skin, fur, horn, antler, tusk, and also to eliminate enemies, pests, dangerous rivals, as farmers declare. Some have hunted to display their prowess or to escape boredom, others to exercise an obligatory right of aristocracy. The majority of these pictures show trophies and bodies alongside triumphant individuals - many of their victims will have practised the same death-dealing skills in their own lives, but obviously lacking photographers.