Sophie Park, a Pardee senior and COM photography student, won Best of Show and first place for Photo Story in the annual Boston Press Photographers Association College Contest for her series chronicling illness and uncertainty during the current pandemic.

“Sophie is a talented and incisive visual person,” said Greg Marinovich, her COM photography professor. “She showed courage and optimism while going through a difficult COVID-19 experience by documenting both her illness and the sudden narrowing of her life under quarantine.”

COM student photographers took home first place in two other categories: Paola Poventud Escoriaza for Portrait and Lauryn Allen for News.

“Lauryn is a dedicated photographer, always looking for adventure. She enjoys meeting people and documenting their lives,” said Stephen Haines, who taught Lauryn and Paola at COM. “Paola takes a measured and artistic approach to photography which can result in some beautiful work.”

BPPA is the oldest press and television press association in the country. This year’s awards were judged by Jim Mahoney, formerly of the Boston Herald, John Tlumacki of the Boston Globe, and Meredith Nierman of WGBH.

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