Allan Lamb earned his B.A. in Technology Education at Western Washington State University in 1964. After seeking advanced study at Ohio University under Clarence White, Jr, teaching photography was a part of his education. Allan received an Air Force commission in 1967 and for over twenty years managed Federal photographic programs and organizations until his retirement in 1987. He was chosen Junior Officer of the Year in 1974 and decorated for his work in developing new facilities and organizations, in Europe, Korea and the United States.
Allan is a nationally recognized picture framing instructor for the Professional Picture Framers Association (PPFA), Crescent Cardboard Company, Decor Magazine and the Columba Publishing Co. Allan was president of the Washington State chapter of the PPFA for three years and a national PPFA competition judge. As a founding member of The Guild of Fine Art Care & Framing Research Project Committee and the Northwest Coalition of Professional Framers, Allan also owned and operated a Gallery and Frame Shop from 1987-1998.
Allan is currently a Photography Consultant for the Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County where he is responsible for the photographic restoration and digitization of the museum's photographic collection. He also creates the museum photographic exhibitions. He has received several awards for his published photographic images that include the coveted Spotlight Award from the B&W Magazine. Over 330 of his images are shown on the B&W Magazine competition website. (See www.bandwmag/photographs=allan+r+lamb)
Allan is celebrating over 50 years of photography and is still active with his latest photographic awards in 2017.