Anderson Christmas tree

 

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Abbygail Benner sits on her father’s shoulders, Josh Benner, as the Anderson Christmas tree is lit up on Center Street on Sunday evening.

This is from an article that originally appeared in the November 30, 2015 print issue of the Record Searchlight newspaper and online.  I both photographed the event and wrote the article at the Anderson Christmas tree lighting event.

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Maisie Baker, center, cries on Santa Claus’ lap, as helper elf Brianna Browning helps her back to her parents during the Anderson Christmas tree lighting and parade on Sunday.

Post-millennial mime

5July 2015 – Yes, the neighborhood of Highland Park has changed. Little girls performing pantomimes, during a neighborhood art walk, would have bordered on ridiculous 10 years ago.

The girl’s mother allowed me to take the picture, wanted me to know that her daughter had recently become fascinated with the art form. They were busking – asking for donations. People quickly walked by as the act went on.

Here she just released a bird, and if you didn’t know any better, you would swear it was out of frame.