MVS Musts

March 26: MVS lectures at Griffin Museum on Publishing, 10:00 – 1:00, Photobook Showcase 2-4 pm!

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: MVS presenting lecture at Griffin Museum, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. FREE

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.

To learn more: http://griffinmuseum.org/event/cross-currents-ii-mary-virginia-swanson/

BOSTON! MVS @Griffin Museum on Saturday 3/25 and Sunday 3/26

March 25, 2017toMarch 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, 2017toMay 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 in Florida early/mid-March for two photography conferences

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, 2017toJune 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:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/edit-sequence-present-and-promote-your-photographs-with-james-estrin-and-guest-mary-virginia-tickets-30087441347?aff=erellivmlt

Planning underway for 2017 MVS Master Class (Mid-January, Tucson); apply soon as few spaces remain

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.

MVS speaking on Photobooks in Dallas next Friday, November 11th

November 11, 2016
7:00 pm

Interesting in knowing more about publishing a book of your photographs? MVS will be presenting “TO BE PUBLISHED, OR SELF-PUBLISH? in Dallas, Texas on Friday evening November 11th from  7-9 pm at the ATT Center’s Hamon Hall (inside the Winspear Opera House).  This event is hosted by Texas Photographic Society and the Dallas Center for Photography.   In conjunction with the talk, a number of Dallas-based artists will be bringing examples of their books to share with participants; book signing to follow.  Register here: http://www.dallascenterforphotography.com/classes-and-workshops/dcp-speaker-series/

Deadline September 30: INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks

INFOCUS, the Photography Support Organization of Phoenix Art Museum, invites photographers to submit a self-published photography book for a juried exhibition to be presented in the Norton Photography Gallery of Phoenix Art Museum. Accepted submissions will be exhibited from December 2, 2016 to April 9, 2017. The purpose of the exhibition is to explore the range of ways that artists are using newly available commercial technologies to self-publish photobooks in order to express themselves.

GUIDELINES and shipping details: http://www.infocus-phxart.org/photobooks/CFE/

JURORS for this competition/exhibition:

Becky Senf
Chief Curator, Center for Creative Photography, Norton Family Curator, Phoenix Museum of Art

Mary Virginia Swanson
Co-author, Publish Your Photography Book

Darius Himes
Co-author, Publish Your Photography Book

Larissa Leclair
Founder, Indie Photobook Library

Christian Waguespack
INFOCUS Curatorial Intern, Center for Creative Photography and Phoenix Art Museum.

This exhibition was inspired by the Cleveland Museum of Art’s DIY: Photographers and Books

Registration open NOW: Susan Burnstine Workshop “Defining the Personal Narrative” December 9 & 10 at PhotoNOLA

In conjunction with PhotoNOLA 2016  the New Orleans Festival of Photography, “Defining the Personal Narrative” a workshop by artist Susan Burnstine will occur at the International House Hotel on December 9 & 10. This class is limited to 10 students, registration is open now.  Visit the PhotoNOLA website and click on EDUCATION to register.

Note: this Festival event is held concurrent with the Portfolio Reviews at PhotoNOLA, do not mistakenly register for both events.

Attendees may also register for the Education Seminar I am organizing on Thursday morning December 8th and attend the many festival events in the evenings and all day on Sunday December 11th.  Join us at PhotoNOLA!

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