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.
Alcatraz: The Last Day is available at The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy online store. Buy Now.