WKNO's Gallery Ten Ninety One Exhibits Work by Photojournalist Karen Pulfer Focht

Jul 9, 2015

Karen Pulfer Focht's exhibit "The Time Catcher" features art photography and images from her twenty-six year career as an award-winning photojournalist with The Commercial Appeal.

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Every picture tells a story, and in there are over fifty compelling ones in Karen Pulfer Focht's exhibit "The Time Catcher", currently on view at Gallery Ten Ninety One at The WKNO Digital Media Center.

It's been said that Karen "has the eye of a journalist and the soul of a poet".  Her photographs reflect reality in a way that both informs and inspires.  She captures moment and mood, motion and emotion, fact and truth. 

Karen was a staff photographer at The Commercial Appeal for 26 years, and her current exhibit features award-winning images from her time there:  from her series on infant mortality in Memphis to her documentation of pediatric neurosurgery at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.  Karen's passion for music led her to capture photographs of music icons, including rock and roll legends Bob Dylan and Paul McCartney playing with the Memphis musicians who inspired them.

The stories of ordinary people coping with personal hardship and embracing the joy and serenity of life; the beauty of nature in all its glory; Karen Pulfer Focht has focused her lens on it all.  I talked to her about "The Time Catcher", on view at Gallery Ten Ninety One through July 30.  You can meet Karen at a reception Sunday, July 19 from 4 until 6 p.m.

What:  The Time Catcher:  Photographs by Karen Pulfer Focht

Where:  The WKNO Digital Media Center

When:  On view until July 30 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m to 4 p.m.

For more information:  458-2521  or www.wkno.org