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Santa Fe Workshops © Steven St. John; Annenberg Space for Photography © John Lewis; Judging photobook competition with coauthor Darius Himes at Phoenix Art Museum © Rebecca Senf; Lifetime Achievement presented at Focus Awards © Susan kae Grant; PhotoNOLA © Samuel Portera.

Welcome to the website of Mary Virginia Swanson, Advisor to Emerging & Established Artists and Arts Organization.  Based in Tucson and NYC, Ms. Swanson lectures frequently and conducts workshops in the US and abroad. Check MVS ON THE ROAD for upcoming public events.

 


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© John Chervinsky (1961-2015)

Mary Virginia Swanson possesses a complete understanding of the world of fine art photography and its key players. Most importantly, she understands the mechanism of getting an artist’s work into a seemingly impenetrable market. Her phone consultations have had a great impact on my promotion strategy, website design and future exhibition opportunities. They have already paid for themselves in print sales.

To learn more about John’s life and his creative practice, visit this tribute on Lenscratch: http://lenscratch.com/2015/12/john-chervinsky-in-memory/

—John Chervinsky (1961-2015) (website)

From the MVS Marketing Blog

Deadline April 29th: HCB Award 2017

Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation
Call for Entries: HCB Award 2017
Deadline: Saturday, April 29, 2017
“Presented by the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, the HCB Award supports the creation of a photography project which could not be achieved without this help. It is intended for a photographer who has already completed a significant body of work, close to the documentary approach. […]

Deadline April 30th: Inge Morath Award

The Inge Morath Foundation | Magnum Foundation
Call for Entries: Inge Morath Award
Deadline: Sunday, April 30, 2017
“The Magnum Foundation and the Inge Morath Foundation are pleased to announce the 16th annual Inge Morath Award, a $5,000 grant given to a female photographer under the age of 30 to support the completion of a long-term documentary project. […]

Deadline May 16th: Magnum Photography Awards 2017

Magnum Photos and LensCulture
Call for Entries: Magnum Photography Awards 2017
Deadline: Tuesday, Mary 16, 2017
“LensCulture and legendary photography agency Magnum Photos are seeking the best in global contemporary photography for the second annual Magnum Photography Awards.
Photographers working at all levels are eligible to participate—professionals, emerging talents, students and passionate amateurs. Likewise, photographers of all ages and […]

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