All Allard: Women line the walls for Bill

National Geographic photographer William Albert Allard knows how to draw a crowd. While the local media were largely mum on his latest exhibition, art lovers, fellow photographers, and even a noted author poured into the C&O Gallery on Thursday, September 1, for a sneak preview of his show.

Dubbed "Her Picture in a Frame," this showcase spans nearly 30 years of girls and women who've made their way into Allard's lens.

"Tanya Towering over Bardot" is the title of the 30" x 40" print holding center stage in the intimate gallery, but the favorite of photographer Jon Golden is "Children of the Village," an image Allard captured with a Leica in Behorleguy, France in 1967.

Prints are $1,500 to $3,000, and the photographs are on view until September 30.

Lincoln and Tim Michel gaze adoringly at Allard art.

Photog extraordinaire listens to developer Wyn Owens.

C&O owner Dave Simpson leans on photographer Tom Cogill.

Art lovers Marilyn and Paul Wright visit with Jon Golden.

Gigi Davis-White plants a kiss on noted musician Terri Allard, daughter of the guest of honor.

Author John Grisham and UVA doc Irv Kron

Jeff Saine and Terri Allard laugh near (but not at) "Reclining Nude in Silver Slippers, Brothel, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico."