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Photos: Folk Fest 2014

The 40th annual Alaska Folk Festival is in full swing. Here's a selection of photos from the first few nights by Juneau Empire photographer Michael Penn.
Empire reporter wins national award

...recipient of the award at the ceremony, she was in shock at first."I saw my name on the screen and I saw one of (Empire photographer) Michael Penn's photos," she said. "I almost didn't believe it was real, but then the people at my table...
Northern exposures: A 20-year retrospective of Juneau Empire photographer Brian Wallace My mentors have been many. Mainly former Empire photographer Mark Kelley. One of the first things he said to...many tragedies and triumphs over the years as an Empire photographer. Fortunately there have been more happy occasions...
See ya later, Miss Marti

...she is known by students, has made an impression on students, their families and staff for her entire career. Empire photographer Michael Penn, when asked to photograph Miss Marti, immediately knew who she was and shared that she had taught...
Empire staffers honored in regional contest

...among the winners in the 2011 Society of Professional Journalists Northwest Excellence in Journalism contest.Empire photographer Michael Penn took second place in the Feature Photography category with his photo "Brown Bag Jazz."Deputy Managing...
Wildlife Wednesday talk highlights marine mammal protection

...Varden trout predator control program, delivered by Bob Armstrong, and a wildlife photography show by Juneau Empire photographer Michael Penn.For more information on the presentation series, visit, or call Brown at...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...everywhere The JUNEAU EMPIRE Juneau Empire photographer Brian Wallace flew to Cuba...Inside Archives Juneau Empire photographer Brian Wallace flew to Cuba...Juneau Empire Online Juneau Empire photographer Brian Wallace flew to Cuba...

Juneau Empire photographer Brian Wallace flew to Cuba last fall on a tired-looking Soviet YAK42, complete with signs in Cyrillic and an occasional hammer...
Photo: Be careful what you wish for

A pedestrian walks through a February 1981 blizzard on Third Street in Douglas. "I've been trying to re-produce this shot in color for 10 years but we haven't had this kind of weather with snow drifts in Douglas," said former Juneau Empire photographer Mark Kelley.
Alaska Folk Festival through the decades

...he had taken over the past 27 years as a Juneau Empire photographer, and choose about 50 of them for display. It's...are even deeper than his 27-year career as an Empire photographer suggests. He attended the very first one, at...


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