William Albert Allard, Five Decades

William Albert Allard, Five Decades

A Retrospective

Book - 2010
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Random House, Inc.
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.

Book News
"Just looking." That's how photographer William Robert Allard describes how he happened to take many of his pictures, more than two hundred of which are part of this stunning book. Combining a memoir with a 50-year retrospective of his photos, Allard takes readers with him as he shoots many of his best-remembered images, filling them in on how and why he was there to take the photo and--often--the backstory of the people who allowed him to take their pictures. 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. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic/Focal Point, c2010
ISBN: 9781426206375
Characteristics: 303 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: National Geographic Society (U.S.)


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