University of Alaska PRESS

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112 pages, 100 halftones, 8 x 10

Format: paper

Price: $35.00

2010

Still Rainin Still Dreamin

Hall Anderson's Ketchikan

by Anderson, Hall



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 years.

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.

News Photographer, February 2011

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