William Albert Allard: Five Decades (Hardcover)

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William Albert Allard: Five Decades (Hardcover)

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This gorgeous gift book reveals nearly 50 years of photography by seasoned National Geographic photographer Bill Allard. Allard was a pioneer of color photography with a style that called for entering people's homes and hearts; by winning their confidence he was able to capture "off guard" moments, and reveal the depth of human nature as never before seen in the pages of National Geographic. Always in search of "what is happening at the edges," his work reveals beauty, mystery, and a sense of adventure. Part photography retrospective and part personal memoir, this book paints a full picture —through images and narrative —of the life of a globe-trekking photographer over the past half century.
The son of a Swedish immigrant, William Albert Allard was born in 1937. He studied at the Minneapolis School of Fine Arts and the University of Minnesota. One of the few photographers of his generation whose entire professional body of work is in color, he has contributed to National Geographic Society publications as a staff, freelance, and contract photographer and writer since 1964. Over the course of his career at National Geographic, Allard has contributed to some 30 National Geographic magazine articles and several National Geographic books. He has been published in major U.S. and European publications as well as several critically acclaimed books, including Vanishing Breed, The Photographic Essay, A Time We Knew: Images of Yesterday in the Basque Homeland, Time at the Lake: A Minnesota Album, and Portraits of America. A former contributor to Magnum Photos, Allard's prints appear in many private and museum collections.
Product Details ISBN: 9781426206375
ISBN-10: 1426206372
Publisher: Focal Point
Publication Date: October 12th, 2010
Pages: 304
Language: English
“Ranging from cowboys to fashion models, and from street scenes in Paris to everyday life in highland Peru, these images show one of the modern photography's masters at the peak of his form.” –Book News
 
“The breadth of [Allard’s] work is apparent in the sumptuous ‘Five Decades: A Retrospective’…Although his landscapes and street scenes are gorgeous, the portraits are what stay with you…Allard is a sculptor on film, chiseling faces and figures into monumentality.”
–Wall Street Journal online