William Albert Allard: Five Decades

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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 ...
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Overview

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.
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Ever restless, energetically curious, William Albert Allard wanted to be a journalist, but veered towards photojournalism in the sixties. The Minnesota-born immigrant's son struck his first niche in a National Geographic photo essay on the Amish; but seeking wider issues, he moved further afield, documenting the vanishing West, Indian Untouchables, and the Basque countryside. This ample pictorial draws on the full diversity of his work, paradoxically lending us a vivid sense of its root continuity. The book carries an admiring foreword by artist William Kentridge.

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“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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426206375
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 10/12/2010
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 11.34 (w) x 11.80 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Meet the Author

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.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2013

    This book is just brilliant (both pictures and words ... Allard

    This book is just brilliant (both pictures and words ... Allard can write, and loves to). A must-own for any fan of documentary photojournalism. Allard needs little introduction to fans of this genre ... he is an acknowledged master. No one  slips into a scene and brings home more insightful, quiet, revealing images than he has for over 40 years.
    Among photographers, his name is ranked right up there with the all-time greats ... Eugene Smith, Salgado, Nachtwey, McCurry, Jodi Cobb and the other NatGeo greats. Highly recommended. -Patrick Downs

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