The federal prison on Alcatraz Island in the chilly waters of California's San Francisco Bay housed some of America's most difficult and dangerous felons during its years of operation from 1934 to 1963. Among those who served time at the maximum-security facility were the notorious gangster Al "Scarface" Capone (1899-1947) and murderer Robert "Birdman of Alcatraz" Stroud (1890-1963). No inmate ever successfully escaped The Rock, as the prison was nicknamed, although more than a dozen known attempts were made over the years. After the prison was shut down due to high operating costs, the island was occupied for almost two years, starting in 1969, by a group of Native-American activists. Today, historic Alcatraz Island, which was also the...
Freelance photographer interested in many areas of photography, RicardMN Photography tries to capture special places and moments. He has compiled multiple street, landscape, documentary and portrait photographs from many countries of the world.
His photographs are in private collections in New York, Illinois, Ohio, Oregon, Florida, California, Texas, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Idaho, North Carolina, Nebraska, Canada, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, etc, as well as in several publications and as part of the scenic design for the Asia-Pacific tour of the production "Do You Hear The People Sing?", a concert celebrating the work of Boublil and Schonberg (the creators of Les Miserables, Miss Saigon and others).
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