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TOP PHOTOS: Laura Tesler’s picks, from Pride to punk

Photojournalist Laura Tesler shares her favorite images from 2022 in Salem.

Sisters Jewell Stanley (left) and Judy Bacher were part of a large gathering for the Salem Pride celebration on Saturday, June 11. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
A crowd watches drag performers during the Salem Pride celebration on State Street on Saturday, June 11. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
A grass dancer performs at the 2022 World Beat Festival (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Dancers get ready to dance “La Bruja” at the 2022 World Beat Festival (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
A competitor poses with her horse at the 2022 Marion County Fair (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Fairgoers try their luck with games at the midway at the 2022 Marion County Fair (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Brandon Kester with his satin angora rabbit Saffron, grand champion wool winner at the 2022 Marion County Fair (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
A pinup contestant at Salem’s 2022 Rust-O-Rama classic car show on Saturday, July 16, 2022 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
A barrel racer speeds around a barrel in a 14 second run at the Hell on Hooves Rough Stock rodeo Friday, Aug. 26 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Randy Dodge holds his two champion Belgian horses while he waits to hook up for the Horse Pulling Competition at the Sublimity Harvest Festival in Sublimity Sunday, Sept. 11. Randy has been training and showing pulling horses for 45 years, and recently took first place at the Oregon State Fair and the Calvary Stampede. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Punks of all ages were enjoying the music at the Punx in the Park event held at Marion Square Park Saturday, Sept. 17 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
An attendee at the Punx in the Park held at Marion Square Park Saturday, Sept. 17 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Lamprey are a very important First Food to many indigenous peoples, and Nick Labonte (Chinook/Wasco) is happy to see the lamprey are starting to recover in many streams and rivers. He commemorated this event with his carving at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem on Saturday, Oct. 8. (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
A woman receives a sock “care bundle” from a family who brought them to give away to guests at the Arches Project and other locations on Thursday, Nov. 24 in Salem. The care bundle included a pair of high-quality warm socks, a pack of sanitary wipes, hand sanitizer, and Kleenex. The mother said it was her son’s idea to assemble the bundles and give them away. (Laura Tesler/ Salem Reporter)

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Laura Tesler has lived in Salem, Oregon for 20 years and is originally from Flint, MI. Laura has been an underwater photographer for 15 years, and is an avid scuba diver. Topside, she has been taking photographs since age 12, and currently works on assignment for the Salem Reporter, and full time purchasing land for fish and wildlife habitat in the Willamette Valley. Laura attended Oregon State University, and has traveled extensively all over the world and the United States.