William Albert Allard

  • Selected Works

    Women in Rock Quarry

    Three men listening to a poet, France, 1967

    Benedetta Buccellato, Sicily, 1994

    Towering Over Bardot, Paris, 1988

    Stephanie Stahl at Bat, Montana, 2005

    Smokedaddy Blues Club, Chicago, 1997

    Henry Gray, Rancher, Arizona, 1970s

    Cloud 9 Bar, Elko, Nevada, 1979

  • Biography

    THE SON OF A SWEDISH IMMIGRANT, William Albert Allard was born in 1937 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He studied at the Minneapolis School of Fine Arts and the University of Minnesota.

    Allard is a photographer of people. From the beginning of his illustrious career in 1964 as a National Geographic photographic intern, Allard has contributed to 42 Geographic articles as a staff, freelance, and contract photographer and writer. His stories for the magazine have included “Rodeos: Behind the Chutes,” “India’s Untouchables,” Bohemian Rhapsody,” and “Hutterite Sojourn.” 

    Allard has published five previous highly acclaimed books including his first, Vanishing Breed, of which the Associated Press said, “This is a classic.” Published in 1982,Vanishing Breed was nominated for The American Book Award for 1982, and was the winner of the Wrangler Western Heritage Award for Outstanding Western Art Book, 1983, and was awarded the Leica Medal of Excellence, 1983.

  • Biography


    William Albert Allard: Five Decades

    by William Albert Allard
    with a Forward by William Kittredge

    Portraits of America

    by William Albert Allard
    with a Forward by Richard Ford

    Time at the Lake /
    A Minnesota Album

    by William Albert Allard

    William Albert Allard:
    The Photographic Essay

    by Erla Zwingle, Russell Hart
    and Sean Callahan

    Vanishing Breed:
    Photographs of the Cowboy
    and the West

    by William Albert Allard
    with a Forward by
    Thomas McGuane

    A Time We Knew:
    Images of Yesterday
    in the Basque Homeland

    by William Albert Allard