MVS Marketing Blog
|March 26, 2017|
On Sunday, March 26th MVS will present a lecture entitled “TO BE PUBLISHED, or SELF-PUBLISH? Publishing Options for Artists Today.”
In this informative and richly illustrated presentation, Mary Virginia Swanson will demystify the process of publishing a book of your photographs from the perspectives of both traditional trade and self-publishing paths, helping participants determine the pros/cons of each. She will lend advice on marketing your book at its release and beyond, stressing the importance of a web and social media presence, as well as the value of public presentations and print exhibitions to extend the life of your title in print. Swanson will share resources from her recent title with coauthor Darius Himes, Publish Your Photography Book (Princeton Architectural Press, Revised and updated 2015). Book signing to follow.
Tickets available below. NESOP students and Griffin Academic Members can attend for free – please call the museum directly to reserve your spot.
To learn more, and to register: http://griffinmuseum.org/event/publishing-options-mvs/
RELATED AFTERNOON EVENT:
Later this same day: PHOTO BOOK SHOWCASE at the Griffin Museum! Stay on for this event: The Griffin Museum of Photography is delighted to host a showcase afternoon for artists who make photobooks. This will be open to the public, and follows a morning presentation by Mary Virginia Swanson “TO BE PUBLISHED, OR SELF PUBLISH? Publishing Options for Artists Today.” The 7th Annual Photobook Exhibit (2016) sponsored by the Davis Orton Gallery and the Griffin Museum of Photography will also be on display (March 9 – March 31, 2017) at the museum.
For photographer/photo-book makers: We want to see what you’ve got! This is the chance to strut your stuff! Small editions, handmade books, self-published photobooks or photobooks published through a publishing house. Reserve a spot at the table to showcase and sell your books. The cost to rent the table space is $25, and you get to keep all proceeds from the sales (provided you manage it all at the table – if you need to use the Griffin’s credit card processing option, there will be small fees applied.) Limited to 22 participants – sign up below. Please arrive at 1:15 pm for set up.
For book lovers: Free to attend!!! Come see what these talented photographers/photobook makers are up to! Indulge your passion for photographic books and meet the makers!
|March 25, 2017|
On Saturday, March 25th MVS will present a lecture entitled “Finding Your Audience: An Introduction to Marketing Your Photographs.” This lecture is updated for each presentation and includes an overview of multiple markets, social media musts and more.
In collaboration with the Griffin Museum of Photography, this event is part of NESOP’s ANNUAL SEMINAR SERIES FOR GRADUATES and limited seating will also be available to Griffin members and institutional members, NESOP faculty and alumni, and workshop students.
|March 25, 2017||to||March 26, 2017|
Two separate lectures and a Photobook Showcase event! On Saturday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.: “An Introduction to Marketing Your Photographs” Free to Griffin members and NESOP community, presented as a part of CROSS CURRENTS II, seating on a first-served basis. On Sunday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. “To be Published, or Self-Publish? Options for Artists Today” (ticketed) followed by Photobook Showcase from 2-4 pm. Links to all : SAT http://griffinmuseum.org/event/cross-currents-ii-mary-virginia-swanson/ and SUN http://griffinmuseum.org/event/publishing-options-mvs/ See you there!
Seattle, May 5 & 6: Early-bird rate available now for Fifth Annual “Collaboration for Cause” Conference
|May 5, 2017||to||May 6, 2017|
MAY 5 & 6, Seattle: Blue Earth Alliance, in partnership with PhotoWings, presents the Fifth Annual Collaborations for Cause visual storytelling event at the Seattle Public Library. MVS joins a stellar roster of presenters to help artists secure funding for their long-term projects. Space is limited. Take advantage of “Early Bird” pricing and reserve your tickets today – the opportunity to save expires April 10th.
A limited number of tuition Scholarships are available as well, thanks to the generosity of event sponsors: complete this form if interested.
MVS will be in Jacksonville to present at the NANPA’s Nature Photography Summit followed by the SPE National Conference the following week in Orlando. Links are on adjacent list under “MVS ON THE ROAD.”
MVS to join Faculty of James Estrin’s “EDIT-SEQUENCE-PRESENT and PROMOTE” Workshop on June 10 & 11, NYC
|June 10, 2017||to||June 11, 2017|
This will be my first time teaching with the great JAMES ESTRIN, NYT photographer and co-editor of the Lens Blog at his weekend-long crash course covering the basics on polishing and presenting a body of work. This course typically has two guests and the fact that SARAH LEEN, Senior Photo Editor at National Geographic Magazine is also a guest will be memorable. I will be participating all weekend, and responsible for the “Present and Promote” component. Join us! We meet each day at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in midtown Manhattan. More information and registration link here:
|February 16, 2017|
MVS will in NYC next week, February 20-24; several appointments remain open for private meetings. If this would help you to move your work/career forward, visit “MENTORING with MVS” to learn more if this would be your initial consultation.
I have closed applications for this year, and urge early applications for my January 2018 Master Class. As always, priority given to alumni of this special course. We will announce the details of my forthcoming weekend-long workshop “MARKETING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS: Best Practices for Artists” at Aperture Foundation later this week. Class size will be limited; for more details and to register visit aperture.org/workshops-
I look forward to working with you some time in 2017!
Planning is underway for my 2017 Master Class, taking place mid-January in beautiful Tucson (application required). This course is ideal for the artist serious about their practice and the advancement of their career in the fine art market. Lectures by myself and our invited guests, along with strategic site visits provide a realistic window on the field today. Apply soon; space is limited.
“Attending Mary Virginia Swanson’s workshop was invaluable for me. Her deep knowledge of the fine art photography market is exceptional with few peers. Every element and topic is a wealth of knowledge providing a detailed road map of what and how to advance one’s artistic career. Mary’s insight is focused, clear and results oriented. Attending the workshop was an eye-opener for me on the practicalities of marketing my own artwork. Mary’s workshop is a must-have for anyone serious about advancing their career. – Ken H.
|November 16, 2016|
MVS will be speaking on photobooks this coming Wednesday, November 16th at FotoWeek DC EDU.
Her presentation “TO BE PUBLISHED, OR SELF-PUBLISH? OPTIONS FOR ARTISTS TODAY” will be held from 4 – 5 pm at the Former Residence of the Spanish Ambassador, 2801 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20009. For full details, visit http://www.fotodc.org/events/2016/11/16/logan-fototalk-mary-virginia-swanson