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M Vision 2017: In The Footsteps of Legends With William Albert Allard

 

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It’s Mr. Allard first time in Montreal, and Leica Boutique Montreal is proud to present a weekend workshop with the acclaimed William Albert Allard. 

 

Rightly considered a founding father of the comprehensive photographic essay, William Albert Allard was classically trained in black and white. Through his early association with National Geographic he embraced colour photography, becoming one of the leading practitioners of this emerging medium while resolutely maintaining his strong, humanist approach.

 

A photographer of people, Allard’s acute sense of timing transcends the moment to capture the conditions, circumstances and events that shape life. A sharp eye and perceptive pen underscore the passion and profound nature of Allard’s work. I invite you to view a short documentary about the personality and path pursued by William Albert Allard. 

 

Since 1964, William Albert Allard has contributed to countless legendary National Geographic articles. He also produced 7 books including the soon to be available, Eye of the Flaneur. It is a 31 year retrospective of his love affair with Paris. Whether film or digital, his camera of choice is always an M rangefinder Leica. Among his many honours, in 1983 William Albert Allard was awarded the Leica Medal of Excellence.

 

 

Helping to conduct the workshop alongside Allard is Mark Tomalty, one of Montreal’s finest and most active photographers. This edition of the M Vision Atelier will, for the most part, be held in English. I will be present to provide translation as needed. 

 

And as always, Leica’s technical rep extraordinaire and manager of the Leica Akadamie, Tom Smith will be present to offer his knowledge and expertise. Also, a complete Leica M system will be available for you to try and use over the three days.

 

Sorry, we are fully booked. Please call us to see if there was a cancellation.

 

The Event: M Vision Atelier 2017
The Dates: Friday, May 26 thru Sunday, May 28
The Place: Montreal
The Purpose: To examine, inspire, improve and have fun!
The instructors: William Albert Allard, Mark Tomalty
The cost: $475, covering equipment rentals, some meals, and instructors’ remuneration
Participants: Limited to 12

 

Registration requests should be sent by April 30th, 2017.

 

Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of your payment. (We do play favourites, giving priority to participants from previous years’ ateliers.)

 

Click on this link to register online, or email Jean at jeanb@leicaboutiquemtl.com

 

 

WHAT IS M-VISION?

I believe that it is 50% of what makes an M camera great. Its uniqueness lies in the rangefinder's elegant simplicity: look through the viewfinder and see an undisturbed image of
life! Nothing is dramatized nor distorted. Unlike an SLR, there is no compression and no skewed wide-angle view. Your vision and your purpose are paramount.

 

Held annually, the M Vision Atelier features two renowned photographers who spend a weekend with a small group of participants exploring different approaches, styles and applications to help nurture our unique way of seeing. The emphasis is placed on getting out there, taking photographs and having fun. The atelier is a nonprofit endeavour. Fees cover only a portion of our actual cost.

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