Capturing Veterans: A Photo Essay

A photographic tribute to members of our military

Over the past year, I have had the pleasure of photographing many veterans. I was routinely surprised and inspired by the people I photographed. Regina Gallagher Marengo, for example, is a Navy captain and engineer who worked in Afghanistan to build the deepest well in the country, which provided roughly a million gallons of water to Afghan civilians each day. Another extraordinary individual I met was Walter Bridgers. At 65, Mr. Bridgers works as a counselor for the Harlem Veterans Center, providing therapy and other critical services to help veterans to reassimilate into civilian life. I will never subscribe to the United States military’s agenda, but that does not discount that the system has produced many outstanding individuals.

regina gallagher marengo, captain, navy photo: celeste sloman / city & state

Capt. Regina Gallagher Marengo (Photo: Celeste Sloman)

Steve Neuhaus, veteran photo: celeste sloman / city & state

Steve Neuhaus, Veteran (Photo: Celeste Sloman)

harlem veterans center photo: celeste sloman / city & state

Harlem Veterans Center (Photo: Celeste Sloman)

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Walter Bridgers, Harlem Veterans Center (Photo: Celeste Sloman)

Dan McSweeney, veteran photo: celeste sloman / city & state

Dan McSweeney, Veteran (Photo: Celeste Sloman)

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Capturing Veterans: A Photo Essay