William Albert Allard@williamalbertallard

Photojournalist // Author // Keynote Speaker //
50-Year Contributor to National Geographic

http://www.williamalbertallardflashsale.com/

Montana, 2004

My springer spaniel Buster scans the Montana fields as we look for grouse or pheasants. Buster loved to hunt and even when he grew old he would still tremble at the thought of getting out to run and seek the scent of wild birds. He lived to be thirteen and was a great example of the old saying that the only fault dogs have is that they don’t live long enough.

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#montana #birddogoftheday #springerspaniel #hunting #pheasant #leica


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Montana, 2009 // Indigo Maynard, a young Montana woman who loved tattoos and posed for a portrait session back when we had a tiny second home in the south hills of Missoula. I met her and her father one Sunday morning at one of my favorite restaurants in town.

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#montana #missoula #tattoo #tattoos #portraitphotography #leica


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Montana, 2006

Along a road near Coffee Creek, Montana, a shed and some grain silos bear the handiwork of the Class of 06’ who proclaim this to be the “middle of nowhere,” witnessed by a solitary yellow blossoming weed, all beneath a vast and somber sky over central Montana.
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#montana #bigsky #graduation #highschool #leica


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Cyprus, 1992 // This young woman was standing in the wings of the stage during a beauty contest in Nicosia. She was evidently surprised or impressed by something she’d seen on stage and momentarily made that expression, which is key to the image. Often a gesture or an expression can be at the heart of a successful image.
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#shadow #red #cyprus #nicosia #leica #kodachrome


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Crenshaw, Mississippi, 1968// In 1968 I was assigned to photograph the “Poor Peoples March” that was to start in the Deep South and end up in Washington DC. A reporter and I went to a gathering of African Americans in the area of Crenshaw, Mississippi who were supposed to leave for Washington in a day or two. The people were crowded together under a a huge canvas tent where we met the Irbys, a nice family who agreed to let us follow them back to their home later, an aged wooden tenant house sitting in the midst of vast cotton fields. But before we left the tent, I made a few portraits of some of the family but mostly of Hank, who was 17 at the time. The details in the portrait of Hank are so important probably because they are really imperfections, something one might change or correct of one we’re going to do a serious portrait session. Little details like the part of an under shirt that shows. How the top button of his shirt is buttoned tight, the second button is loose. And there are small flecks of blue paint on his shirt that echo the color of his sweater. His well worn cap is tilted just so. The wall of the tent behind him provides background color that blends so well with his dark eyes, his brown skin. His gaze at me is just slightly apprehensive but accepting. Although unstudied, it’s probably as hones and direct a portrait as I’ve ever made.
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#portraitphotography #filmphotography #60s #1960s #south #kodachrome #leica #mississippi


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Regata on the Grand Canal, Venice, Italy, 1969

My first visit to Italy was for @natgeo magazine in 1969 to make photographs of Venice. On the day of the regata on the Grand Canal I had arranged to be allowed to photograph from the window of an apartment overlooking the bend in the Canal. I used a special wide angle camera I owned briefly to make the image. It was called and Zeiss Hologon Ultra Wode with a fixed 15mm lens. I’d received the camera earlier that year as part of winning the White House Photographer of the Year Award. I was a member of the White House Photographers Association although I never worked in the White House. The image of the regata I made has always reminded me of a miniature painting with great detail that reflects a more ancient era. The camera I used was stolen later that year by two kids zipping by on a motor scooter as I walked along a roadside somewhere in South Vietnam. I was disappointed to have it stolen but can’t say I really missed it. I’ve never been a sure wide angle kind of photographer.
#followme @williamalbertallard for more images of Venice and other assignments spanning five decades.
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#venice #italy #grandcanal #gondola #filmphotography #60s #kodachrome


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***FLASH SALE ENDS TONIGHT AT 11:59 PM PST***
“Buffalo in the Snow”, is now available as a flash sale print for $100.00 for three weeks only, starting May 6 through May 27.
Made in Yellowstone National Park in 1966, this image was part of my first essay I wrote and photographed for National Geographic. The image was taken while in a helicopter, and in this case, the buffalo seemed to challenge us as they plunged through the snow to face us. The combination of the deep snow and then downdraft from the helicopter and the swirling snow created an almost water-color like palette for my Kodachrome transparency.
This print is currently in private and museum collections and in large sizes sells for $3,000-$10,000. This flash sale print is a 6” x 9” image on a 9” x 11” paper. It is an archival ink jet print on archival watercolor paper and is signed in graphite pencil on the front border. It is a perfect gift for a young aspiring photographer or for anyone who loves photography. At a price of only $100.00 it is a bargain not to pass up. All prints are shipped via USPS priority mail.

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#yellowstone #yellowstonenationalpark #buffalo #snow #wildlifephotography #wildlife #flashsale #leica #kodachrome #animalsofinstagram #bison


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**CLICK LINK IN PROFILE TO PURCHASE A SIGNED PRINT*** “Buffalo in the Snow”, is now available as a flash sale print for $100.00 for three weeks only, starting May 6 through May 27.
Made in Yellowstone National Park in 1966, this image was part of my first essay I wrote and photographed for National Geographic. The image was taken while in a helicopter, and in this case, the buffalo seemed to challenge us as they plunged through the snow to face us. The combination of the deep snow and then downdraft from the helicopter and the swirling snow created an almost water-color like palette for my Kodachrome transparency.
This print is currently in private and museum collections and in large sizes sells for $3,000-$10,000. This flash sale print is a 6” x 9” image on a 9” x 11” paper. It is an archival ink jet print on archival watercolor paper and is signed in graphite pencil on the front border. It is a perfect gift for a young aspiring photographer or for anyone who loves photography. At a price of only $100.00 it is a bargain not to pass up. All prints are shipped via USPS priority mail.

@natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @leica_camera
#yellowstone #yellowstonenationalpark #buffalo #snow #wildlifephotography #wildlife #flashsale #leica #kodachrome #animalsofinstagram #bison


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Montana, 2006 // On a beautiful fall day in central Montana, a pair of hunters and their dogs search for pheasants in a vast field rejuvenated by the association Pheasants Forever on some land near Coffee Creek, Montana. The landmark Square Butte can be seen in the distance. I was working on an essay about hunting and how hunting is an absolutely necessary aspect of game management in America. Through licensing it also
provides funding for non-hunting pursuits for bird watchers and for many wildlife refuges.

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#hunting #montana #pheasant #birddogs #birddogoftheday #birdhunting #leica


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Peru, 1981 // My first trip to Peru in 1981 revealed to me an unbelievable country of imagery. I don’t think I ever came to a place for the first time that I was so inspired to make photographs. This woman is weeping because of the death of several of her neighbors as the result of an earthquake that destroyed much of their village high in the Andes. Unable to reach the village by vehicle, I hitched a ride on a military helicopter that brought a medical team and a priest to the village to treat survivors. Ultimately I would return to Peru once again. It is a country that has had a profound effect on my personal and professional life.
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#peru #andes #village #prayer #filmphotography #leica #kodachrome


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Montana, 1996 // I’m looking over the head of my cow horse loaned to me at Dick Knox ranch in the Missouri Breaks country of Montana. We had just finished bringing cattle up off the rough country bordering the river. I hadn’t ridden in many years but felt pretty good when the gathering and the day was over - I was wrong. The next morning I could hardly walk and thought perhaps I’d damaged my spine and checked in at the local clinic. Thankfully it was just strained muscles that hadn’t been used in a long time.
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#montana #missouririver #cattle #cowboys #horse #filmphotography #leica #kodachrome


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Arizona, 1970 // ​While documenting the US/Mexico border for @natgeo, I stopped along a deserted stretch to make a self portrait, taking advantage of the vast and brilliant skyline behind me. While preparing for the assignment in D.C. at the Geographic headquarters, I asked to be able to do it by motorcycle which the magazine’s top editor granted me. To be honest, I was surprised they supported my desire to do that. Later that month I purchased the bike, a 1970 Tiger Triumph. Traveling that way did give me a closer feeling to the land and my experience of meeting people along the way. And yes, I still have the bike.
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#highway #roadtrip #border #mexico #arizona #motorcycle #triumph #onassignment #leica


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