It’s more important to click with people than to click the shutter
Alfred Eisenstaedt

Paris, USA











"You put a camera in my hand, I want to get close to people.
Not just physically close, but emotionally close, all of it"
- Danny Lyon

Mental Illness






Anthropology. Visual.

Because we all need to see with our own eyes what social issues actually look like.






"If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough."
- Robert Capa

Tulsa, OK











Real art has the capacity to make us nervous
Susan Sontag








Victor d’Allant is a Visual Anthropologist whose work includes mental health issues in the developing world for the World Health Organization, and agricultural development in Burkina Faso for the World Bank.  A six-year grantee of the Ford Foundation for his work on urban equity, he has also consulted for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on the role of technology in social change.

His photographs have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, and published in GEO, Newsweek and many magazines in Europe and Asia. The video blog he produced for the Skoll Foundation’s online community received an Honoree Mention at the Webby Awards (Webbies).

Born in Paris and currently living in San Francisco, Victor holds an MA and ABD in Cultural Anthropology from the Sorbonne, and an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. 








"There is one thing the photograph must contain: the humanity of the moment."
- Robert Frank












Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies.
Diane Arbus

American Love






Victor d'Allant anthropology visual


Victor d'Allant
Victor d’Allant is based in San Francisco, but you might very well run into him in an airport. If you don’t believe in serendipity and want to start a more formal conversation, send him a message on InstagramTwitter or LinkedIn and he will respond to relevant requests as soon as he has landed.
Instagram: @mr.dallant
Twitter: @dallant