About This Slideshow:

Over the years, the Juneau Empire has been blessed with some amazing photographers. Most recently the work of Michael Penn has filled our pages and told stories of local events and individuals. Looking back, Brian Wallace’s work was a valuable fixture in the paper, as was the photography of Mark Kelley. All are gifted artists.

So to honor the art of photography and all the ways it’s captured the allure of Alaska in our paper, I figured it fitting to share a selection of images from the Empire’s archives. Most of these images are from the 1980s and highlight locals savoring Juneau’s rich outdoor world.