The 2020 deadline has passed for MPW72. Thank you for checking in on the workshop. 

About the special 'Hometown' edition of the 72nd Missouri Photo Workshop: We will move to an online format for this year. From September 20 to September 26, faculty members will mentor smaller teams of photographers through documentary picture stories. Photographers will be based in their own hometowns. With an increased faculty to photographer ratio, we’ll be able to preserve the story pitch and documentary photojournalism experience. 

This MPW Hometown version is hopefully a one-year disruption to our method. Since you will be based in your own hometown, we think it will be important for you to immerse yourself in the MPW process. This means remaining free from distractions and dedicating yourself to your story while working within the 400-exposure limit.

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. See the application for more details.

The Application Deadline has been extended to July 15, 2020. 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.72, 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 David Rees, Jim Curley, and Brian Kratzer.

Co-director: Brian Kratzer -

Co-director emeritus: David Rees -
Co-director emeritus: Jim Curley -


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