Summit Nature Workshop

If you walk the halls of National Geographic, you can’t find many areas that aren’t influenced by Bill Allen. His expertise goes back to running the magazine’s creative, photo editing, and more. 

My Story

Bill Allen retired at the start of 2005 after ten years as editor-in-chief of the National Geographic magazine, responsible for many of the changes that have marked the evolution of the magazine into an important contemporary journal, dealing with important issues of the environment, world politics and the tenuous issues of the day. Bringing the now-editor of the Geographic, Chris Johns, to his deputy’s position, Allen paved the path for today’s National Geographic magazine. Allen will be in his third time on the Summit faculty and brings a special expertise to looking at and talking about pictures, for before he became the magazine’s editor, he was a longtime and respected picture editor at the Geographic.