Welcome to the website of Mary Virginia Swanson, respected creative consultant on making, marketing, licensing and collecting photography. Her publications, articles and blog are invaluable resources for photographers and can be found within this website through the menu at left. Visit the section “MVS On The Road” to see when she will be giving a lecture or seminar in your area, and sign up for the monthly Newsletter on the lower left portion of this home page.
A meeting with Mary Virginia Swanson is your moment to learn what it is to be a successful photographer today and the chance to ask all those questions brewing in your psyche. It is a compassionate talk, rare in this business. It is not only that she knows everyone but she understands their hopes and dreams and helps them fulfill them. To my surprise Mary Virginia counseled that she wanted to streamline my promotion so I will have time to shoot. That demonstrated to me how much she respects photographers and her unique understanding of our natures.She sets you at ease and allows you to experience the true joy and privilege of being able to take pictures that speak to our audiences. Unique in her overview, she is an ambassador for the photographer, comprehending our needs as well as those who curate. Her grace, civility and enthusiasm light up any room and she represents the best of who we are or can be.
—Susan A. Barnett (website)