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ISBN-10: 0520260848
ISBN-13: 9780520260849
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 04/25/2011
Dimensions: 10.00" L, 8.05" W, 0.42" H

Hidden Alcatraz: The Fortress Revealed

Editor: Deborah Roundtree
Foreword by: Peter Coyote
Introduction by: John Martini
Afterword by: Thom Sempere

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Alcatraz–infamous for its legendary inmates–is much more than its grim history. Hidden Alcatraz focuses on the current state of the island fortress, presenting a unique collection of nearly one hundred images taken over a four-year period by thirty-four photographers, including Steve Fritz, Deborah Roundtree, Robert Dawson, Alex Fradkin, Thom Sempere, and Michael Venera. As participants in workshops on “the Rock,” hosted by the National Park Service and Photo Alliance of San Francisco, these photographers were granted unprecedented access, even staying overnight in the main cellblock. The resulting pictures present diverse visions of beauty in decay. They highlight the eerie, almost supernatural mood of the former prison, bringing texture to its historical artifacts and architecture, and evoking the extreme isolation and despair of inmates whose only remaining traces are suggestions of blood spatters and scratches on the walls. Hidden Alcatraz includes a foreword by actor Peter Coyote, who was present during the 1971 occupation by members of the American Indian Movement, and an introduction by John Martini, one of the island’s first park rangers and an expert on its history.

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"The Rock is the star of a thousand postcards, yet Hidden Alcatraz makes the scene stark and fresh."–John King "San Francisco Chronicle" (6/5/2011 12:00:00 AM)
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ISBN-10: 0520260848
ISBN-13: 9780520260849
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 04/25/2011
Dimensions: 10.00" L, 8.05" W, 0.42" H
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