Missouri Photojournalism Master’s Students and Faculty Publish Book on Clinton, Mo., as Part of the Missouri Photo Workshop

Clinton: Stories of Life in Missouri's Golden Valley

‘Clinton: Stories of Life in Missouri’s Golden Valley’ Highlights the Town’s Heritage, History and Culture

Columbia, Mo. (Oct. 23, 2012) — A new book, “Clinton: Stories of Life in Missouri’s Golden Valley,” highlights the heritage, history and culture of this community situated in the western part of the state.

Clinton: Stories of Life in Missouri's Golden Valley
Clinton: Stories of Life in Missouri’s Golden Valley

A part of the Missouri Photo Workshop, the book continues a rich 64-year tradition of Missouri School of Journalism students collaborating with professional photojournalists to create a distinct and historic archive of small-town life in the state.

Photojournalism master’s students Timmy Huynh, Allison Pasek and Sarah Tucker wrote, edited, designed and produced the 174-page book under the guidance of MPW co-directors Jim Curley and David Rees. Eleven faculty members helped direct the work of 38 photographers from more than 18 states and 10 countries.

MPW first visited Clinton in 1982 and again in 2011. The book includes work from both workshops. The Missouri School of Journalism and the Missouri Community Newspaper Management Chair held by Jim Sterling help sponsor the book project.

Clinton is the fourth book in the MPW series. Others are “Macon: The People and Stories of Missouri’s City of Maples,” in 2010; “Festus & Crystal City: The Enduring Legacy of Two Missouri Towns Built on Sand,” in 2009, and “St. James: The People of Missouri’s ‘Forest City of the Ozarks,'” in 2008. All books are available by calling the photojournalism office at 573-882-4882 or by ordering online at the Missouri Photo Workshop website.

Pages 158-159, "The Brothers Gordon"
Pages 158-159, “The Brothers Gordon”

MPW has documented more than 45 different Missouri communities since its founding in 1949 by Clifton C. Edom, a Missouri professor many have labeled as the “father of photojournalism.” He began the photojournalism sequence at the School when he joined the faculty in 1943. Edom also was the founder of Pictures of the Year International, a prestigious photo competition now in its 70th year.

Updated: July 10, 2020

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