MPW.69 / Eldon
Guillem Sartorio / MPW.68
Now Accepting Applications for the 2017 Workshop in Eldon, Mo.

The 69th Missouri Photo Workshop will be held September 24th to 30th, 2017 in Eldon, Missouri. City fathers tout Eldon as “The Best of Both Worlds,” pointing to a small town “with strong family values, great community spirit and an award winning school district.” Located 30 miles south of Missouri’s state capital, Jefferson City, it’s just a 15-minute drive from the Lake of the Ozarks. Founded in 1882 by George Weeks, local lore has it that Weeks originally wanted to name the town after his wife Almira. That name was already taken so Weeks decided on Eldon, after Lord Eldon, an English Earl. Today its population is approximately 4,600.

The application deadline for MPW.69 is July 1, 2017. You can apply online here. There is no fee to apply.

Any questions regarding applying can be directed to workshop directors David Rees and Jim Curley.

About MPW

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.69 Faculty

Dennis Dimick
Eyes on Earth

Melissa Farlow
Freelance Photographer

MaryAnne Golon
The Washington Post

Torsten Kjellstrand
University of Oregon

Yunghi Kim
Freelance Photographer

Jim Curley

David Rees

Kim Komenich
San Francisco State University

Bill Marr
The Nature Conservancy

Randy Olson
Freelance Photographer

Peggy Peattie
Freelance Photographer

Eric Seals
Detroit Free Press

Duane Dailey
Director Emeritus


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