Glen Allison

Glen Allison

Bangkok, Thailand

About Glen Allison

I’m a vagabond travel photographer roaming the globe searching fine art; I’m driven by a penchant to add a sense of visual order to urban chaos. My digital photographic artworks typically incorporate composited images of repeating hierarchical patterns found in architectural facades, windows and doors—photographs that I often merge with elements such as heavy metal machinery or steam locomotive details—image constructions that are blended with various grungy urban textures in a transparent, multi-layered arrangement. Occasionally I introduce bold color graphic elements like circles, squares or triangles placed with an eye to create order and balance and typically incorporating an aspect of subliminal rotational spin.

I have a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of California, Berkeley. During the past three decades (except for two very brief periods) I maintained no permanent residence while I photographed more than a hundred countries. My focus was to capture iconic travel photography that is represented by Getty Images through which my imagery has been published in excess of 100,000 times in most of the world’s leading travel publications, including National Geographic and Conde Nast Traveler.

I’m the original founder of the Stock Artists’s Alliance, a trade association that represented photographers worldwide in an exhaustive effort to challenge big business in their pursuits to infringe upon photographer’s intellectual property rights and fair remuneration. I’m also active in the Soka Gakkai International (SGI), a lay Buddhist organization dedicated to the promotion of global peace, the respect and dignity of all cultures and the fostering of quality education.


Bachelor of Architecture, University of California, Berkeley


Recent awards include:

2015 Prix de la Photographie Paris (PX3) Silver Medal
2015 Prix de la Photographie Paris (PX3) Bronze Medal
2014 American Aperture Award (AX3) First Place
2012 American Society of Media Photographers: "ASMP Best of 2012"


2015 Solo Exhibition: Château Beaupré, Provence, France