Monday, July 26, 2010

CONVICT PORTRAITS

Portraits of Canberra's convicts is a series of photos I took of the displays in the convict built barn at Lanyon Homestead interspersed with convict paintings and drawings. The physical descriptions of the convicts from the individual convict's records give us a glimpse of not only crime, sentence and age but also how they looked, what tattoos and scars they had and in some cases their mannerisms such as how they spoke.


The instrumental soundtrack the 'Fairytale Waltz' is supplied by Marc Gunn a Celtic American musician and podcaster, singer songwriter/instrumentalist who also has an album available for free download (here).



Share this -