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.



© Joan Lobis Brown

Working with Mary Virginia Swanson is a privilege.  She  is extraordinarily knowledgeable about photography and imparts her knowledge with kindness and enthusiasm, pinpointing it to a client’s specific needs.  Mary Virginia  sees and keeps on top of the field of photography better than anyone I have ever met. Perhaps, most importantly, she is a photographer’s best friend when it comes to marketing and has been instrumental in the development of my website, teaching me how to navigate portfolio reviews and in helping me to get my work “out there”.

I first met Mary Virginia while attending one of her workshops in Arizona.  Besides all the great things I learned at the workshop, I made a community of photographers from the attendees.  After, 2 years, I am still in touch with many of the people I met and we have formed a unique support system for each other.

—Joan Lobis Brown (website)

From the MVS Marketing Blog

Deadline May 23rd: 2014 Individual Photographer’s Fellowship

Aaron Siskind Foundation
Call for Entries: 2014 Individual Photographer’s Fellowship
Deadline: Friday, May 23, 2014. 11:59 pm PDT
Application Fee: $10
“The Aaron Siskind Foundation is offering a limited number of Individual Photographer’s Fellowship grants of up to $10,000 each, for artists working in photography and photo-based art. Recipients will be determined by a panel of distinguished guest judges [...]

May 1st, Tucson: Artist Talk by Rosalind Solomon “Jumping Off Place: How My Life Animates My Work”

© 2014 Rosalind Fox Solomon
Center for Creative Photography 
Rosalind Solomon: Jumping Off Place: How My Life Animates My Work
Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public.
“Artist Rosalind Fox Solomon will speak about how her life experience animates her work. Solomon will discuss sources of the internal, visual language that puts her [...]

April 25th, Tucson: Anne Noble: In Search of an Ecological Sublime

© 2014 Anne Noble
Center for Creative Photography 
Anne Noble: In Search of an Ecological Sublime
Friday, April 25, 2014 at 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public.
“Co-sponsored by the CCP in collaboration with the School of Art and the Institute of the Environment: Antarctica and the Arctic are poignant markers of the impact of climate change in [...]

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