Portraits Of America

Portraits Of America

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Part of New National Geographic Insight Series featuring breathtaking photographic retrospectives by individual photographers on a variety of subjects. Photographers will be profiled in ongoing, daily segments of the same name on the new National Geographic Channel, reaching more than 100 million households worldwide. Portraits of America will focus on the American photography of one of the world's best photographers. A legend in the photographic community, William Albert Allard has documented aspects of the American experience for a period scanning four decades. From the gritty tough-life existence of the American Cowboy to the heritage of the American Blues Highway, Allard has concentrated on segments of this country that have been largely overlooked. Whether interpreting William Faulkner's Mississippi or exploring the lifestyles around minor league baseball, Allard brings a sharp, creative focus to his work. This 256-page book will be printed on a heavyweight matte stock and feature around 175 of Allard's best photographs. A foreword by Richard Ford will introduce Allard and his work and will be followed by sections on the various subjects that Allard has photographed.
Allard has written incisive introductions to these sections. The portfolios are the heart and soul of the book. They feature photographs of the different cross-sections that Allard has documented. The portfolios are presented in chronological order showing the creative development of the photographer 1. The Amish, 1964 Minnesota Lakes, 1991; 2. Missouri Breaks, 1996; 3. Along the Blues Highway, 1997; 4. Rodeo, 1998; 5. Minnesota Lakes, 1991; 6. The Hutterites, 1969; 7. The American West, 1966 - 1979; 8. Faulkeners Country, 1986 - 1987; 9. Minor League Baseball, 1990; 10. Minnesota Lakes, 1991; 11. Missouri Breaks, 1996; 12. Along the Blues Highway, 1997; 13. Rodeo, 1998
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 274.32 x 284.48 x 27.94mm | 1,882.4g
  • Washington, United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations, portraits
  • 0792264185
  • 9780792264187

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"In this career-spanning collection of photographs, National Geographic photojournalist Allard presents a beautiful cross-section of America over nearly 40 years. This book is an outstanding look at life in American subcultures..."--Library Journal From the Trade Paperback edition.
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About William Albert Allard

William Albert Allard was born in Minneapolis in 1937. Currently a staff photographer and writer for National Geographic magazine, he has contributed to over 25 magazine articles in his career. Allard has published four critically acclaimed books: The Vanishing Breed--which received the Leica Medal of excellence and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Award in 1982--The Photographic Essay, A Time We Knew, and Time at the Lake: A Minnesota Album. He lives near Charlottesville, Virginia. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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