Dr. Bob's Brain

Photojournalist Karen Pulfer Focht documents a family's journey from a devastating diagnosis during the Christmas holidays in 2015 to goodbye two and a half years later

By Published: December 27, 2018 10:06 PM CT

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Karen Pulfer Focht

Karen Pulfer Focht is a freelance photojournalist in Memphis and former staff photographer at The Commercial Appeal. She has won numerous awards in her career, many for in-depth projects about children and families in Memphis. Most notably, she was presented with the Society of Professional Journalists' Medallion for Distinguished Service to the American People for her series on infant mortality in Memphis, "Born to Die." Karen was recognized as one of the world's top contemporary photographers by both Magnum and LensCulture in 2017. Her work is regularly published in newspapers and magazines around the world.


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