Santa Fe Workshops © Steven St. John; Annenberg Space for Photography © John Lewis; Judging at Phoenix Art Museum © Rebecca Senf; Focus Awards © Susan kae Grant; PhotoNOLA © Samuel Portera.

Ortigia, Sicilia, 2002

© Jeff Curto

Mary Virginia Swanson is photography’s equivalent of the sports world’s triple threat. When speaking with photographers, she helps them find the best and most effective way to share their personal vision with the world.  When speaking with students, she provides a blast of solid, real-world practicality that helps them in their first steps in the photographic world. Most importantly, though, Mary Virginia Swanson is a cheerleader for our medium; helping all of us by showing us what’s cool, what’s working, and making us proud to be involved in this vibrant community.

—Jeff Curto (website)

From the MVS Marketing Blog

LensCulture Portrait Awards 2015

Call for Entries: Portrait Awards 2015
Deadline: Monday, March 2, 2015
“The LensCulture Portrait Awards is the 2nd annual call for international portrait photography. The importance of portraiture is present in cultures across the world, illustrating the power and endurance of human connection. With over 145 countries represented on LensCulture, in over 15 languages, we’re seeking new […]

Applications open now for 2015 Photoespana in Madrid, June 1-3 & 4-6

Applications are now being accepted for the 18th Annual PHotoESPANA.   Deadline for applying is Thursday, March 5th.
MVS will be participating as a Reviewer and will be offering educational programming during the Festival.
Details on applying as well as on all Festival events can be found here:

February 17th, Denton, TX: Reception & Lecture for JEG 2015 Photography & Solo Exhibition

Texas Woman’s University
14th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography & Solo Exhibition
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
4:00-5:00 pm: Guest Lecture with April Watson
5:30-8:00 pm: Opening Reception
“Established in 2001 and organized by the graduate photography students at Texas Woman’s University and the Photographic Artists’ Coalition (a student-run photography organization), the annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition provides a […]

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