Photographer and writer William Albert Allard has been a major force at National Geographic and in mainstream photography for over 50 years. It is said that as an intern in 1964, his intimate photographs of the Amish of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, were regarded as a landmark in the photographic evolution of the magazine. A former contributor to Magnum Photos, Allard has been published in most of the major magazines in the United States and abroad. He is widely considered a pioneer of colour photography, having shot in colour since the start of his career. His images have a refined beautiful quality to them that combines a skilled eye, a painterly influence, and an innate ability to frame a moment meticulously.