women bowling

In the evening, there are other activities. For the younger generation, there are some school-sponsored sports events and dances. Bowling is popular, too. Other recreation includes rollerskating, many church-sponsored activities, and the plays and concerts provided by the three colleges. On the whole, no matter how much people may complain about the lack of things to do, Columbia has more variety in recreational activities than do most towns. Toronto; Photo by: Gerry Moses; Toronto; Canada; Graphic Editor for Imperial Oil Ltd.

The School of Journalism’s inaugural Missouri Photo Workshop took place in Columbia in 1949. Every year since, the workshop faculty, a who’s who of photojournalism, has guided participants through a weeklong immersion in visual storytelling. Participants come from all over the world to hone their craft while documenting the lives of citizens’ in a Missouri town. The workshop still hews to founder Cliff Edom’s dream of making pictures that tell the truth. Here are a few images from that first workshop. View hundreds more across many locales at mophotoworkshop.org.

The photo above by Gerry Moses, then of Toronto, comes to us from the inaugural workshop with the following caption: “In the evening, there are other activities. For the younger generation, there are some school-sponsored sports events and dances. Bowling is popular, too. Other recreation of the town includes roller-skating, many church-sponsored activities, and the plays and concerts provided by the three colleges. On the whole, no matter how much people may complain about the lack of things to do, Columbia has more variety in recreational activities than do most towns.”