MPW.66 / 2014
Platte City
Gaston Lacombe / MPW.65

Each year MPW honors several of its participants with awards recognizing exceptional levels of work, determination and spirit throughout the workshop.

The Spirit of the Workshop Award is given annually to a photographer who not only creates an exceptional body of work throughout the week, but also one who totally embraces the philosophy of MPW, seeking to not only improve his/her own skills but to help fellow participants as well. This year's winner was Gaston Lacombe.

The Howard Chapnick Award is given annually in honor of the legendary Black Star photo agency founder, long-time MPW faculty member, and author of Truth Needs No Ally. It recognizes a photographer who, with exceptional honesty and integrity, explores and documents an issue or story of great social concern. This year's winner was Matthew Busch for his story "Angela's Beautiful Life".

Team Awards recognize outstanding effort and work of a photographer from each team.

Benjamin Petit - Team Chapnick
Raphael Kluzniok - Team Cliff & Vi
Annie Sakkab - Team Gilka
Liss Fenwick - Team Lee
Michelle Siu - Team Eppridge