The 2022 deadline for MPW74 has passed. We look forward to seeing your application next year.

After two years of a successful virtual, "Hometown Edition" of the Workshop, we are pleased to be able to return to a small town in Missouri for this year's workshop.

This year we will be in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, from Sept. 18-24. 

Being together physically adds another sense of community and the possibility of an exchange of ideas and information. This allows photographers and faculty to dedicate themselves to remaining free from distractions so as to be fully immersed in the story process.

To apply, please complete the following online application form. Be sure to include a brief letter about why you want to participate in the Missouri Photo Workshop, a résumé, and a reference letter from a professional journalist, photo editor, or educator outlining how they think you would contribute to and benefit from the workshop. Additionally, we request that you include a portfolio with twenty (20) images with captions in the image file. See the application for more details.

The Application Deadline was June 15, 2022. We may accept applicants who meet the workshop criteria as they are received. Scholarships will not be awarded until after this deadline.

Workshop Tuition is $600. If you are accepted to MPW.74, tuition will be due when you confirm your participation - unless you have been awarded a scholarship. This is typically decided by early August.

The Missouri Photo Workshop is a digital workshop and participants must use digital cameras during the workshop.

More Information. If you have questions or need more information (or would like to submit payment via check) please contact Workshop co-directors Brian Kratzer or David Rees or Jim Curley.

Co-director: Brian Kratzer -

Co-director Emeritus: David Rees -

Co-director Emeritus: Jim Curley -


Missouri Photo Workshop