The Rise and Fall of Sketch Artist Gary Myrick
Taking an unorthodox approach from its typical considerations, The New York Times invites us into the courtroom for a portrait of Gary Myrick – longtime sketch artist for the Texas justice system. For the past 38 years, Myrick has worked as a silent observer in the visceral human drama that is the courtroom, capturing moments in high-profile cases where photography was outlawed for intrusiveness. As the digital age has ushered in a new era of convenience in photography, Myrick’s position has faded into obscurity. Myrick’s story embodies a heartbreaking reality that myriads can recount, which is somberly encapsulated in the above video.