MPW.67 / Perryville

MaryAnne Golon, director of photography at the Washington Post, and Alan Berner, staff photographer with the Seattle Times, talk with an MPW.66 participant.

MPW.67 / September 20 - 26

The county seat of Perry County, Perryville, Mo. has a population of about 8,000 and traces its history back to 1821 when Missouri became the 24th state. It's about 80 miles south of St. Louis and 10 miles west of the Mississippi River. Our headquarters will be in the Colonnade Room of the American Legion–just a couple blocks from the courthouse square. Town officials and the local newspaper publisher are excited about hosting MPW. There are plenty of motel rooms and there are bound to be many interesting stories.

We hope you will be able to join us as a participant this year–you know you’ve been meaning to do this workshop! It’s challenging, yes, and absolutely rewarding.

This year we also have a new electronic application process that should make it more convenient and less expensive to apply.

Apply Here!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact one of us–we look forward to hearing from you.

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The Missouri Photo Workshop has been documenting small town America for over six decades. Learn about the history of the workshop and the philosophy of its founder Cliff Edom, the father of photojournalism.

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MPW.66 Faculty

Alan Berner
Seattle Times

Randy Cox
Picture Editor

Melissa Farlow

MaryAnne Golon
The Washington Post

Brian Kratzer
The Columbia Missourian

Erika Larsen

Jim Curley

Randy Olson

Lois Raimondo
West Virginia University

Rick Shaw
Pictures of the Year

Scott Sines

Maggie Steber

David Rees

Duane Dailey
Director Emeritus


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