Congratulations to Obscura Gallery artist William Albert Allard for receiving the 2019 “Lifetime Achievement Visa d’or Award”, created by Le Figaro Magazine and the international photojournalism festival Visa Pour L’Image which recognizes an established photographer who is still working.
Allard says of the event,
“The award was presented to me in Perpignan, France on the evening of September 6 by Cyril Droughet of Le Figaro, and Visa Pour L’Image director Jean-Francois Leroy on the stage at the festival founded by Leroy thirty years ago.”
“The French have always seemed to appreciate my work and to receive such an award in one of my favorite towns in my favorite European country, was definitely a unique pleasure. I will truly treasure the award, one previously given to several of my photographer colleagues including Pascal Maitre, Michael “Nick” Nichols, and Sir Donald McCullin.”
Obscura is excited to present Allard’s work in an upcoming exhibition in May 2020. Stay tuned for more information!