JR Ancheta is a 2015 graduate of UAF with a degree in foreign languages and a minor in journalism. He began as assistant photographer for University Relations in 2012 and moved to full-time work in spring 2016, when the chief photographer retired. From December 2011 to January 2012, Ancheta embedded with soldiers from the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division in Afghanistan as a photojournalist. Ancheta enjoys digital and analog photography. His work has been published in the Anchorage Daily News, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, the UAF Sun Star and the UAF Aurora magazine. Ancheta was born in Laoag City, Philippines, and raised in Sitka.
Sarah is an art major with a concentration in photography, film and sculpture and is pursuing a bachelor of fine arts at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She was born in Carson City, Nevada, and raised in Honduras on the island of Roatán, so traveling, culture and language have been a large part of her life. Sarah served as the photo editor for The Sun Star for two years and in 2016 won Best Portrait in the Alaska Press Club's journalism competition. She has shown many of her fine art images in galleries across the country. She has lived in Alaska since 2012, first operating a 25-passenger coach for Northern Alaska Tour Co. on the infamous Dalton Highway from Fairbanks to the Arctic Circle. Sarah loves being a part of the UAF community, where she is director of the Frozen Lenses student photography club and a musician with the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra.
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