The 87th Annual Terrapin Derby

The 87th Annual Terrapin Derby was held along Main Street in Lepanto, Arkansas on Saturday October 7th, 2017. The Terrapin Derby features fair food, music and entertainment but the festival’s main draws is the turtle race. The race features turtles racing down a 60-foot racetrack, all vying for the finish line while being cheered on by the locals. The Lepanto Terrapin Derby is a festival that has been held in Lepanto (Poinsett County) every year since 1930.

40th Anniversary of the Death of Elvis Presley 2017

Lisa Marie Presley most graciously greeted her father’s fans at Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley in Memphis, Tennessee on the 40th anniversary of his death. Fans lit their vigil candles as she thanked them for their devotion to her father. (Photo by Karen Pulfer Focht/Reuters©)

Forty years ago,  Aug. 16, 1977, the world became all shook up when news broke about the unexpected death of Rock and Roll star Elvis Presley, of Memphis, Tennessee. Since then, fans and pilgrims flock to Memphis from all over the world, every August, for what has become known as "Elvis Week."  With this, the 40th anniversary of his death, Elvis Presley Enterprises will show off many changes and renovations that have taken place at Graceland, the Presley home, and the entertainment complex. The new Guest House at Graceland is also now open with 450 hotel rooms. Photo gallery below.

Thank you Magnum! Magnum Photography Awards 2017

Thank you Magnum! - Magnum Photography Awards 2017- Karen Pulfer Focht, finalist, the jury " recognized in a cross-section of the most accomplished image-makers working today; this chosen group represents some of the most talented practitioners in contemporary photography."

"Our jury—consisting of Magnum photographers, world-renowned curators, and experts from organizations like National Geographic and Aperture" ~Magnum Photos-

The winning work will be shown at The Photographers’ Gallery in London later this year.