Photos from Jakarta
Branden Eastwood, son of county residents Francie Schroeder and Henry Eastwood (owners of the Eastwood Nursery), is the next guest artist at the current exhibit at Old Rag Photography on Main Street in Sperryville. Eastwood, who has an associates degree in photojournalism from Brooks Institute of Photography and is an alumnus of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism in Phoenix, spent the last year living in Jakarta and uses his photos to illustrate everyday life in the city. Eastwood flies into the U.S. this weekend, and will be at the reception at Old Rag Photography from 1 to 5 this Saturday afternoon (Oct. 13).
Eastwood, a graduate of Westtown Quaker School in Pennsylvania, uses his love of photography to explore social issues. Although his images can portray picturesque moments (such as children playing soccer on a beach, shown here), others depict the sadness of poverty, including one of children begging as passersby on their cell phones ignore them. Eastwood’s work can be previewed at his website brandeneastwood.com and on Facebook.