Chris Kaufman: "Military Moments" and Jeff Enlow: "Behind the Levees"

Chris Kaufman's exhibit Military Moments documents the experiences of men and women in the armed forces, including Beale Air Force Base, and the communities that support them.

“The service members of Beale and the surrounding community are passionate about the military, and it's important to give them a voice and tell their story," Kaufman says. Captured over the past decade, the images depict details of daily life, including training, ceremonies, deployments, protests, funerals, and the military's former ‘don't ask, don't tell' policy.

Chris Kaufman is a photojournalist and a photo editor for the Appeal-Democrat, a daily print and online news publication covering the Marysville and Yuba City area. He also works with editorial, commercial, wedding, and portrait clients. A Carmel Valley native, he studied journalism, sociology, and Spanish at California State University, Chico. Kaufman’s website is chriskaufman.com.
 

Jeff Enlow’s project Behind the Levees was funded in part by a grant from the National Geographic Society, and from donations made through Kickstarter.com. About the project, he writes: “The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta ... is where California's two largest rivers meet its most famous bay. It's a place that exists in some distant past while being thrust into an uncertain future. At a time when the state is desperate for water, when politicians and big cities act out a tug-of-war over the precious resource, the Delta maintains a quiet poise only small towns know.”

“For decades the Delta has existed in this quiet space, largely unnoticed by the rest of the world.... Behind the Levees captures these quiet spaces where man and nature meet, at a time that may never exist like this again.”

Jeff Enlow is a Californian now living in New York, where he works as a photographer, an editor at Corbis Images, and sometimes a writer. He has worked with The Wall St. Journal, NPR, SF Weekly, and others. His website is enlowphotos.com.

 

Chris Kaufman, A Veteran Honoring Veterans

 

Chris Kaufman, Fighting "don't ask, don't tell"

 

Chris Kaufman, National Guard Deployment

 

Chris Kaufman, RIP Army Spc. Chase Marta

 


 

Jeff Enlow, from Behind the Levees

 

Jeff Enlow, from Behind the Levees

 

Jeff Enlow, from Behind the Levees

 

Jeff Enlow, from Behind the Levees

 

 

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