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Submitting work to the Archive

Photographers with noteworthy and meaningful work can send a querry letter to initiate the consideration process for inclusion in the Missouri Photojournalism Archive. Submissions can be special projects or complete bodies of work.


The Missouri Photojournalism Archive does not have to be the sole purveyor of the submitted work, and, in submitting their work to the archive, photographers do not waive any rights to reproduction, distribution or ownership of their work. Any photographer has the option to assign these rights to the McDougall Center and the University of Missouri.

At the same time, the Missouri Photojournalism Archive and the McDougall Center reserve the right to present the work for display online, in physical exhibits, and for purposes of promoting exhibits as well as to show work for educational and research purposes.

Additionally, the Center reserves the right to publish copies of the work for replication in photography books and academic journal articles.
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A Missouri Photojournalism Archive selection committee will review photographers' work presented for inclusion. The criteria for selection will include significance of work and may include


A special publishing fund within the McDougall Center endeavors to create online exhibits, physical exhibits in the McDougall Gallery and may, as funds are available, print monographs or books from some accepted materials. The McDougall Center also strives to sustain the Missouri Rivertown book series.