ABOUT LEIGH WIENERBorn and raised in New York City, Leigh Wiener was the son of a newspaperman. His early interest in photography was cultivated by family friend Arthur Fellig (aka “Weegee”), who was famous for his gritty street photography. By the age of 14, Wiener sold his first commercial photograph to Collier’s Weekly.In 1946, he moved to Los Angeles. After graduating from UCLA, Wiener joined the Los Angeles Times as a staff photographer. His years there were interrupted by military service in Europe as an Army photographer for Stars and Stripes. He would go on to establish his own company in 1958 and, in a career that spanned decades, produce front-page photos and photo essays for the world’s most prestigious newspapers and news magazines of the era such as Life, Paris-Match, Fortune, Time, The Saturday Evening Post and Sports Illustrated. His subjects came from every facet of life, including presidents, industrialists, Hollywood legends, musicians, sports figures, and scientists.His work would expand to television, producing and shooting the award-winning football documentary, “A Slice of Sunday,” and creating and producing the Emmy Award-winning NBC-TV series “Talk About Pictures” which he co-hosted with George Fenneman.He taught classes at UCLA and published 9 books featuring his work. Leigh Wiener’s photographs are in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery among others.