Karen Pulfer Focht -Photojournalist
This is a body of work that celebrates and reflects the best and the worst of Memphis. Our city has much to celebrate being the home of St. Jude Children's Hospital, Graceland, Sun Studio, the Mississippi River and a fabulous zoo. We have a very diverse city that has the potential to be one of the next great cities of the south. We attract much tourism with our tremendous civil rights and musical history. However, even with all we have to share, Memphis is one of the poorest big cities in the nation. We still struggle with high rates of crime and poverty, hunger and infant mortality. I would like more opportunities to share the many powerful stories from this soulful city with the rest of the world.