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David Eustace: Highland Heart

A FORMER prison guard will exhibit his iconic images of the Highlands and Islands as part of this year’s Scotland Week celebrations in New York.

David Eustace, who has photographed stars such as Sophia Loren and Sir Paul McCartney, will showcase the evocative images of his homeland for the first time from April 5, at the Hudson Studios in Manhattan.

Eustace, whose celebrated portraits of everyday Americans inspired Tom Brokaw’s USA Network television series ‘Along Highway 50’, worked in Glasgow’s Barlinnie Prison before making his name in photography.

The free exhibition, called Highland Heart, is being staged in partnership with the Scottish Government and Edinburgh Napier University, where Eustace developed his life-changing photography skills in the early ‘90s.

Since then the Glaswegian’s acclaimed work has featured on the pages of Vogue, Tatler and GQ.
As part of the build up to the exhibition Edinburgh Napier has launched a social media competition to find aspiring photographers across North America, with the winners to be judged by Eustace.

As part of the build up to the exhibition Edinburgh Napier has launched a social media competition to find aspiring photographers across North America, with the winners to be judged by Eustace.

“We want to reach out to all those aspiring photographers across North America to not only build awareness around the courses we offer, but also to highlight the creativity coming out of Scotland,” said Professor Dame Joan Stringer, Principal and Vice Chancellor of Edinburgh Napier University.

“We want to reach out to all those aspiring photographers across North America to not only build awareness around the courses we offer, but also to highlight the creativity coming out of Scotland,” said Professor Dame Joan Stringer, Principal and Vice Chancellor of Edinburgh Napier University.
“David himself has achieved a great deal in his career, and has been internationally acclaimed for his work, but has never lost sight of his roots. We are proud to count him as an alumnus of the University and very pleased to be able to help stage the Highland Heart exhibition.”

Eustace, who now splits his time between New York and Glasgow, said: “It is an honour to be exhibiting photography of my home Scotland, in my second home of New York during Scotland Week. I really am thankful to Edinburgh Napier for providing me with the opportunity to follow my passion and I look forward to offering the University my continuing support.”

Every year around 180 students from North America study at Edinburgh Napier, which counts around 900 Americans among its alumni. It has partnerships with prominent North American educational institutions such as the State University of New York, University of Houston and San Diego State University.

Hudson Studios, 601 W 26th St #1330  New York, NY 10001
Dates:  April 5-7th, 2013
Free Entry

Image: David Eustace, Highland Heart 

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