meraki [may-rah-kee] (adjective)
This is a word that modern Greeks often use to describe doing something with soul, creativity, or love — when you put “something of yourself” into what you’re doing, whatever it may be.
Karen Pulfer Focht has the eye of a journalist and the soul of a poet.
Her photographs reflect reality but in a way that both informs and inspires. She captures moment and mood, motion and emotion, fact and truth.
It’s not just her artistry at work here, it’s her empathy. She sees with her heart, and when we look at her photographs, so do we.
Karen is an award-winning photojournalist and former staff photographer for The Commercial Appeal newspaper 1988-2014.
She is currently self-employed and based out of Memphis where she brings her photojournalism style to whatever assignment she is on. Karen has a diverse client list but she specializes in long term projects and editorial photography for the Associated Press, area magazines, national and international newspapers, wire services other publications. Karen is a visual story teller; she is skilled at video and produces occasional multimedia projects. She is based in Memphis, Tennessee.