This year marked the 21st anniversary of the Karsh Prize. This photography prize for students of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, was established by Yousuf and Estrellita Karsh and carries forward Karsh’s practice of mentorship. Karsh was himself mentored by John Garo in Boston in the 1930s and went on to mentor others, including the now well-known jazz photographer Herman Leonard.
Mrs. Karsh celebrated by inviting the original first prize winner, Zach Feuer, to be one of the judges. Laurence J. Cuelenaere took 1st place, Shruti Paladagu 2nd, and Paulina MacNeil 3rd. The students made their own decisions on how to display their work, and then discussed their practices with the judges and took questions from the audience.