A staff photographer for the Ketchikan Daily
News, Hall Anderson counted among his early
influences photographers like Robert Frank
and Henri Cartier-Bresson, who understood the visual
bounty to be found in photographing the candid side
of life. For more than twenty-five years, Anderson has
brought this perspective to his photographic endeavors,
both personal and professional, in the small town
of Ketchikan in southeast Alaska.
Still Rainin’ Still Dreamin’ showcases Anderson’s
prize-winning black-and-white images, which collectively
chronicle three decades of life in Ketchikan,
spanning its transition from a timber- and fishing based
economy to one built on a booming tourism
industry. From timber carnivals to election coverage
to Fourth of July parades, Still Rainin’ Still Dreamin’ is
a poignant celebration of the uncanny juxtapositions
found in everyday life.
Hall Anderson, a staff
photographer for the
Ketchikan Daily News
since 1984, has been
photographing the Ketchikan
area for more than twentyfive
The photographs in Still Rainin' Still Dreamin': Hall Anderson's Ketchikan are the assignments and features he shot over decades in a place where hard work and community are the bread of life. Like a gourmet in a kitchen, Anderson knows how to make the commonplace into a tasty dish.
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