At least four* Baltimore-area residents have won prestigious Guggenheim Fellowships for 2017, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation announced Friday.

Composer Oscar Bettison of the Johns Hopkins University’s Peabody Institute; Photographer Mary F. Calvert, an Annapolis resident and two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; the visual artist and musician Paul Rucker; and science writer Deborah Rudacille, an English professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County are among the 173 winners of the 93rd competition.