Life is color: vivid and nuanced.
Life is composition: true and unrehearsed.
Life is moments: weddings, news, celebration, families, business and events.

Life is reality. And for nearly two decades, Jeffrey Sauger has been capturing it all with honesty and passion.

Sauger has been a professional photojournalist for 20 years, working at such newspapers as the Detroit Free Press, the Newport Daily News in Rhode Island, The Patriot Ledger in Massachusetts, the State Journal-Register in Illinois, the Saginaw News and the Bay City Times.

As a freelance photographer since 2000, he's worked for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Detroit News, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Washington Post, Bloomberg News, Fortune, Forbes, Money, Sports Illustrated, U.S. News & World Report, The Globe and Mail (Toronto).

In 2000, he was named the Michigan Press Photographers Association's Photographer of the Year, the state's top honor for photojournalism. He was an honorable mention for the same honor in 2003.

Sauger has a master's degree from the prestigious School of Visual Communication at Ohio University. He's also attended the Eddie Adams Workshop and the Maine Photographic Workshops with the legendary William Albert Allard.

In 2003, he traveled to Iraq to document a Shiite family's return from exile. Those photos later appeared in HOUR Detroit.

His ongoing project, "Where Furrows Run Deep," documents the plight of African American farmers and their disappearing lands in the rural South. He was awarded Blue Earth Alliance's first ever Project Grant and is currently seeking grants for the project, which is sponsored by the nonprofit Blue Earth Alliance, with the goal of it culminating into an exhibit and book.