MPW has documented small-town America for six decades, shaping the working methods of more than 2,000 photographers from around the world. Guided by some of the world's leading photographers and editors, participants are challenged to develop both their researching and visual storytelling skills. The 71 annual workshop was located in Boonville Missouri.
At the Missouri Photo Workshop, photographers have only a few days — not weeks or months — to develop and produce their stories. Time is not a luxury for these journalists. Here, photographers practice delivering their pitches in the time it takes our elevator to reach the third floor.