Hall Anderson has been using his camera to capture the Alaska adventure since his first visit to Ketchikan in 1977. In 1979, he set up a darkroom and taught photography during a residency in Port Alexander, a small fishing community on the southernmost tip of Baranof Island.
He followed that residency with another in 1980 in Coffman Cove, a logging camp on Prince of Wales Island.
In 1979-’80, he received an artist-in-residence grant for photography with the Lane Regional Arts Council in Eugene, Oregon. This job paved the way for his two photography residencies with the Southeast Island School District in its remote communities in 1979 and 1980.
After a brief stint with the Ketchikan Daily News in the summer of 1983, he became a full-time staff photographer with the newspaper in 1984, where he remains to this day.
He has won honors consistently for his work there, from the Alaska Press Club to the Society of Professional Journalists to the National Press Photographers Association.
Exhibitions: Solo and Two Person
Selected Awards & Grants
2006 Rasmuson Foundation Project Award-$12,000 for photography book
NPPA (National Press Photographers Association) Monthly Clip Contest
2005 Feature “Child & choir” (Inspired Listener) First place
2012 Still Rainin' - Still Dreamin': Hall Anderson's Ketchikan - A monograph featuring 100 B&W photographs of Ketchikan area covering 25 years
2014 Grand Marshal - 4th of July Parade - Ketchikan, Alaska
Society of Professional Journalists/Excellence in Journalism
1989 Feature Third place
Alaska Press Club Photography Awards
Workshops and Education
1988 Developing the Photo Story, Ketchikan, Alaska with David & Cheri Hiser
1981 Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Oregon