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.
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.