Country: Portraits of an American Sound

Country: Portraits of an American Sound

Historical and contemporary photographs illustrate how images shape the public identity of country music performers and of the genre itself. Celebrated performers such as Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Keith Urban and Hank Williams—as well as deejays, fans, executives and musicians—are seen in the works of photographers who documented multiple generations of this popular history.

Photographers include the late amateur photographer Elmer Williams; the late studio photographer Walden S. Fabry; veteran Grand Ole Opry staff photographer Les Leverett; the late Los Angeles-based photographer Leigh Wiener; Boston-based documentary photographer Henry Horenstein; iconic entertainment photographers Henry Diltz, Raeanne Rubenstein and Ethan Russell; and contemporary photographers David McClister and Michael Wilson.

In addition to a variety of documentary, studio, promotional and fine art images, the exhibit features an original half-hour documentary commissioned by the Annenberg Space for Photography and produced by Arclight Productions.

The Annenberg Space for Photography
May 31-Sept 28, 2014
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Marilyn: A Hollywood Farewell Now Available in eBook

Marilyn: A Hollywood Farewell

The second edition of Leigh Wiener's rare collector's book is now available in ebook format.


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Alcatraz: The Last Day

When the closure of United States Penitentiary Alcatraz Island was announced in early 1963, news agencies around the world started lining up photographers to cover it. The editors of Life, one of the biggest magazines of the day, knew exactly who to call: Leigh Wiener, an accomplished California-based photographer who consistently turned in quality work.

The never-before published photographs included in this book document not only the prison's most restricted areas, but also, Wiener's consummate skill.

125 pages; Black and white photography by Leigh Wiener.

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Alcatraz: The Last Day