How to retrieve alt attribute for an attachment (uploaded image)?

I have some IDs of attachments (images, not from current post). How to I get the alt attribute for those images?

I have tried to look into wp_get_attachment_image_src and wp_get_attachment_metadata but couldn’t find the alt attribute stored in neither of those

this is where I’m looking for the alt:

while(the_repeater_field('featured_pics')): //this is an array of IDs
    $image_id =  get_sub_field('featured_pic'); // this function gets an individual ID from array
    $image_attr = wp_get_attachment_image_src(get_sub_field('featured_pic'), 'medium');
    echo '<li class="showcase-pic"><a href="'.$image_attr[0].'" rel="lightbox">'.wp_get_attachment_image($image_id, 'thumbnail').'</a></li>'; 
endwhile;   

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