1. Photographs copyright Kim Raff and NeighborWorks America

    I photographed Fred Fife for the NeighborWorks America, a nonprofit that focuses on affordable housing and community development across the United States. Fife is a long time resident and supporter of the west side of Salt Lake and after years of dedication and hard work he is being honored by NeighborWorks America.

     

  2. Helped out with the garlic harvest at Sandhill Farms in beautiful Eden, Utah. I couldn’t resist taking some pictures in between harvesting the biggest garlic bulbs I have ever seen.

     

  3. Sounds of Freedom in Layton, Utah.

     

  4. Photos copyright Kim Raff/Associated Press

    A few images from the Real Salt Lake vs. New England Revolution game for the Associated Press.

     

  5. D-Day Revisited

    The D-Day’s 70th anniversary led me to revisit my past project about D-Day veterans called “In There Own Words”.  This body of work still has a lot of meaning and even more so as these people are getting older and passing away. I’m glad to have some part of keeping their stories alive.

    You can see the project here.

    Here are some of my thoughts about the project when it was first published.

    "In our coverage area we have the D-Day Memorial. We are up there so much that we jokingly refer to it as our Bedford bureau. With that said D-Day had kind of become this stale event. When I thought of D-Day all I could think about was one ceremony after the next…so similar you have a hard time remembering whether you had photographed a Memorial Day ceremony or a Veteran’s Day ceremony. Sure I had seen Saving Private Ryan but I didn’t know anyone in D-Day. It just didn’t feel real to me.

    In anticipation of the Memorial’s 10th anniversary and that people who were there are getting older and older, the paper decided to do an oral history project with some of the folks who were either in D-Day or lost someone in D-Day. I begrudgingly agreed to do the project, thinking it too would have little meaning to me. I couldn’t have been more wrong. These stories were so fascinating and the people who were sharing them with us really brought me there with their interviews. I couldn’t stop thinking about them, they were so personal and honest.

    A week before the project was published on our website I had to go to the memorial to photograph something that was going to go with our package and for the first time that place felt special to me. I walked around and the memorial was coming alive. I realized then how important it is to record these stories. The history is dying (literally) and I’m honored to be able to document it before it is too late. Listen to all of them. Trust me. They are good.”

     

  6. Men and their cars from the UVU Auto Expo this weekend.

    Photos shot for UVU

     

  7. Photos for Utah Valley University

    I photographed UVU alumni Chris Fogt during his welcome home parade in Alpine, Utah after winning a bronze medal on the USA four man bobsled team during the Sochi Olympics. Even though it was threatening rain the entire time Fogt took the time to shake hands with every fan who came out to celebrate the victory, a really nice upstanding guy. 

     

  8. Kim Raff for The Wall Street Journal

    I went up to Pocatello, ID earlier this year to capture how the closure of the local Heinz plant, one of the biggest employers, will effect the spirit of Main Street in this tiny company town.

     

  9. Same-Sex Marriage for The Wall Street Journal

    I had the pleasure of following the same-sex marriage debate in Utah for the Wall Street Journal last month. Here are some of the photos that I took for their story. 

     

  10. An Oldie but Goodie

    The Week featured The Season of Sacrifice project on their captured blog. This was a very memorable project I worked on while on staff at The News & Advance.

    Click Here to read the full blog entry at The Week.

    Here is the project on my site.