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Alicia Rodriguez Alvisa, William Van Beckum, and Kristina McComb are the 2017 Karsh Prize Winners

Matthew Teitelbaum, Director, MFA Boston; Estrellita Karsh; and the Karsh Prize winning students © Mike Casey

Alicia Rodriguez Alvisa, BFA ‘18 (first prize), William Van Beckum, MFA ‘17 (second prize), and Kristina McComb, BFA ‘17 (third prize), are the winners of this year’s Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Prize in Photography. The jurors were Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Jessica Rinaldi; photographer Mike Casey; and James Leighton of the Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Museum of Fine Arts.

The winners exhibited their prints at the School of the Museum of Fine Art at Tufts, and met to discuss their practices with the jurors. A portfolio from the winners is collected by the School, which over the years begins to show trends in photography.

Alicia Rodriguez Alvisa, Estrellita Karsh, William Van Beckum, and Kristina McComb © Mike Casey