The 2021 deadline for MPW73 has been extended to June 30, 2021.

The inaugural online version of the Missouri Photo Workshop was such a success that we will continue to be online this year, enabling an even wider field of photographers and maintaining public safety.  

This second 'Hometown' edition of the 73rd Missouri Photo Workshop will be from  September 19 to September 25. Faculty members will mentor small teams of photographers as they identify and create documentary picture stories. Photographers will be based in their own hometowns worldwide. With an increased faculty to photographer ratio, we’ll be able to preserve the story pitch and documentary photojournalism experience.

We found the first MPW Hometown version to be an effective workshop and received rave reviews from participating photographers and faculty. Though you will be based in your own hometown, you will still immerse yourself in the MPW process. This means photographers and faculty 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 has been extended to June 30, 2021. However, 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.73, 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 -


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