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The Mountain Workshops is supported by generous financial gifts and resources from the sponsors listed at the bottom of this page, as well as by the many professionals who donate their time, talents and passion.

We are dedicated to providing excellent instruction and professional development opportunities, with scholarship assistance when possible. But participants often receive much more, and in unexpected ways.

“When I came to my first workshop, I thought I was coming to learn about photojournalism. But I quickly learned that this is just a small part of the equation,” a participant wrote recently. “It is about a shared experience with extraordinary people who are passionate about curiosity and telling stories. It is about relationships and connecting. It is about growing, not just as a photographer, but as a human being.”

Mountain Workshops participants learn a lot about visual storytelling, good journalism and the art of building relationships with story subjects. But the most important thing the participants will learn isn’t about gear, or lighting, or technique – those are valuable in the short term. They also learn how to give back, to encourage other young photographers as they progress in their own careers. For many people, the most important lesson is that it is not what you get, but what you give.

For more than 40 years, the Mountain Workshops has changed lives. Your gift today helps train the outstanding visual storytellers of tomorrow. No matter the size of your gift, it will have a direct impact on all of our educational programs.

For information about how your corporation can become a vendor sponsor or title sponsor for the Mountain Workshops, please contact director.workshops@wku.edu.