His most recent book, William Albert Allard: Five Decades, is a retrospective and memoir but if the photographer has it his way, it is far from being his last endeavor. For someone who looks and sounds like a cowboy (which Allard would take as a complement), it might be a bit of a surprise to know that his one-man show at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tehran in 2002 was the first exhibit in Iran by an American artist since 1979. It was an honor, Allard said, as well as a long journey for the son of a Swedish immigrant born in 1937 in Minneapolis, who studied at the Minneapolis School of Fine Arts and graduated from the University of Minnesota.
To ensure a clear, efficient and timely naming process; To ensure the application of key criteria to determine the validity of a commemorative name; To ensure the application of a concrete consultation process and community participation; To ensure one central repository for all commemorative naming requests for streets, parks, parts of parks, facilities, or parts of facilities. To ensure the proper approval process and the importance of the role played by legislative bodies (. Committee and Council approval and Ottawa Public Library (OPL) Board approval when necessary); To serve as a working group that develops recommendations on commemorative names for Council’s consideration.
A pioneer in color photography, William Albert Allard has contributed to National Geographic Magazine as a writer and photographer for 50 years. Author of six highly acclaimed books, his first, Vanishing Breed: Photographs of the Cowboy and the West , he received the National Cowboy Hall of Fame Wrangler Western Heritage Award for Best Western Art Book, the Leica Medal for Outstanding Achievement and was nominated for The American Book Award. His latest book, WILLIAM ALBERT ALLARD: Five Decades , is a retrospective and memoir that explores his long career in both words and pictures.