Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Is David Eustace Scotland’s Secret Weapon?
Prison does things to a man, even if he gets to go home at the end of a long day of guarding the inmates. Scotland’s HM Prison Barlinnie features the same overcrowded conditions and gallows past of American prisons, but it also lays claim to one famous, rather than infamous, alumnus—photographer David Eustace. An exhibit of Eustace’s latest photos (part of “Scotland Week,” which runs from April 6 through 14, 2013, in New York City) brings the Highland Heart to the heart of the Big Apple. Taken with the eye of someone who’s seen humanity at its lowest, Eustace’s photographs soaringly celebrate his native land’s stark, epic beauty, adding to his already remarkable body of portraiture of both celebrities and everyday people. For a country looking to advertise its uniqueness, David Eustace might just be Scotland’s secret weapon. Please come over to Picture This at Big Think to read more of "Is David Eustace Scotland’s Secret Weapon?"
[Many thanks to Scotland.org for providing me with the image above and other materials related to “Scotland Week,” which runs from April 6 through 14, 2013, in New York City.]