Popular Display To Now Run Thru June 2016
Due to what it terms an “overwhelming response,” the National Park Service has extended the popular PRISONERS OF AGE photo exhibition on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco.
Originally scheduled to end at the end of the year, it has been extended through June 2016.
PRISONERS OF AGE is a series of photographs and chronicles of elderly men and women taken over a period of 18 years at prisons and prison wards for geriatric offenders in the United States and Canada.
The exhibition features 60 large photographs and narratives from conversations with the inmates, guards and prison officials. The exhibition is designed by Michael Wou and Russell Volckmann.
It is displayed in the New Industries Building and is open during daytime hours for no extra charge. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m.- 2 pm. Storms or heavy rain could cause the exhibit to temporarily close, so it’s a good idea to check the status before departure.
This exhibit is part of a continual series on Alcatraz that focuses on aspects of crime and punishment, incarceration, freedom and social justice.
Of course, you have to get to Alcatraz to see it, and ferry tickets ($30, departs from Pier 39) sell out days in advance. You can book on-line at: alcatrazcruises.com.
The phone number is (415) 981-7625.