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News photographer Hall Anderson retires

Grand Marshal Hall Anderson, still taking photos, rides at the front of the Fourth of July parade.

Grand Marshal Hall Anderson, still taking photos, rides at the front of the Fourth of July parade.

Ketchikan Daily News staff photographer Hall Anderson retired July 3 after three decades of documenting nearly every noteworthy event that’s happened on the island.

Grand Marshall Hall Anderson got out of the Fourth of July parade's lead car to wave at bystanders near Ketchikan's downtown tunnel.

Grand Marshall Hall Anderson got out of the Fourth of July parade’s lead car to wave at bystanders near Ketchikan’s downtown tunnel.

Anderson first arrived in Ketchikan in 1977, when he came up from Oregon to visit for a couple of weeks. He came back in 1983, and filled in as a relief photographer a couple of times at the Ketchikan Daily News before then-editor Heidi Ekstrand hired him in 1984 as the full-time staff photographer.

Anderson sat down with KRBD’s Leila Kheiry to talk about the past 30 years, and what his plans are for the future. Here is a portion of their conversation.

Anderson also is a longtime on-air volunteer DJ for KRBD.

A flash mob halted Ketchikan's Fourth of July parade briefly, as friends and fans of retiring news photographer Hall Anderson, wearing T-shirts printed with his photo, danced and "flashed" cameras at Anderson, the parade grand marshal.

A flash mob halted Ketchikan’s Fourth of July parade briefly, as friends and fans of retiring news photographer Hall Anderson, wearing T-shirts printed with his photo, danced and “flashed” cameras at Anderson, the parade grand marshal.

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