48 Years Up (and Down) at the National Geographic: William Albert Allard and David Alan Harvey – NYTimes.com

48 Years Up (and Down) at the Geographic

William Albert Allard didn’t play by the rules. But he cobbled together a half century with National Geographic. David Alan Harvey explores how.

via Lens Blog: http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/02/48-years-up-and-down-at-the-geographic/

The core of it is that I went out for myself. I went out there to satisfy me. Because I felt if I can satisfy myself, the magazine is going to benefit. I made a lot of mistakes. But I wasn’t afraid to fail. You can’t be afraid to fail and grow and get better. You’ve got to be willing to risk.