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Judy Peiser founded the Center for Southern Folklore in 1972, to this day she still oversees most of the Center's productions.




Changzhi Yu is the Photography and Graphics Director at the Center.  He has transformed paintings into posters for our Memphis Music & Heritage Festivals since 2005.  In October, he was the photographic director for an exhibition of Memphis minister L.O. Taylor's historic photographs from the 1930s to 1950s at the Harriet Tubman Museum in Macon, GA.  He also served as curator of Memphis Rhythms, an exhibit from the archives of the Center for Southern Folklore featuring photos of regional musicians from the 1920s to contemporary times at Theatre Memphis in December 2006. Prior to his career in Memphis, he was the Chair of the Graphic Department at Jilin College of Art in the Changchun City of China.  Mr. Yu has won numerous awards in China as an academic, a book author and as a photographer & graphic designer.  Since moving to the United States, he has also earned a Masters of Fine Art degree at the Memphis College of Art.



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