Photography students capture demolition of Primary for posterity

City of Glasgow College students to get the opportunity of a lifetime working with internationally acclaimed photographer.

Four HND students are helping David Eustace document memories from his old primary school which is scheduled for demolition and rebuild.

Harry Wyne, Rebecca MacPhail, Anne Myles and Emma Gillanders are photographing Carntyne Primary School before, during and after it is demolished, creating a visual memory of the building for its past and present pupils and staff, as well as the local community.

John Carberry, Senior Lecturer in Photography at City of Glasgow College, said:

“David Eustace is a great supporter of our photography department having been in the college many times to give talks and offer advice. This project is a fantastic chance for these students to work with one of the UK’s most eminent photographers. The experience they will gain operating at this level will be invaluable and is one of many opportunities we are able to offer our students thanks to close working relationships we have developed within the industry.”

For student, Anne Myles, being part of this project was a chance she jumped at. She said:

“Every Scottish photography student knows the name David Eustace, so the opportunity to work with him on this very personal project really is the chance of a lifetime. David is very hands-on and incredibly generous with his support and guidance. I am extremely fortunate, and know I will learn a great deal from him.”

David Eustace is a renowned Scottish photographer. He has worked with stars such as Dame Judi Dench, Sir Paul McCartney, Sting, Sophia Lauren and Ewan McGregor, to name but a few.

He will liaise closely with the students on the project, looking for their ideas and inspiration, as they help the teachers and pupils record their experiences and recollections of the school.

David said:

“Education is of such value and every child’s right and our early school days help shape who we are. These formed memories live with us long after we leave. I’m delighted to help in any way I can and grateful to the students from City of Glasgow College for their support, and equally hope they learn as they contribute.”