Photojournalist Erik Hill, who retired in 2017 after a 33-year career with the Anchorage Daily News and Alaska Dispatch, will share images and discuss the field of photojournalism. Before arriving in Anchorage in 1984, he worked at The Kansas City Star as well as in Jacksonville, Florida, and Charleston, West Virginia. Erik is originally from Oregon, and earned degrees at Stanford University and Ohio University.
Memorable assignments for Erik include the Exxon Valdez oil spill, several Iditarod races, a drive up the Dalton Highway when it opened to the public, and a trip down the Yukon River by barge. Daily work was typically less exotic, but Erik’s personal goal was to make every story subject feel valued.