MVS On the Road
*To book a consultation session in any of the cities announced below, please fill out the client fact sheet.
February 15, Los Angeles: MVS Available for Consultations
MVS will be available for a very limited number of in-person when in Los Angeles. California (Culver City area). If you have worked with Ms. Swanson in the past, please feel free to contact Kelsey at email@example.com to schedule a session. Please read “How We Work Together” and complete the Client Fact Sheet if this will be your initial consultation. Sessions are confirmed in the order requests are received.
September 8, San Diego, MEDIUM Continues: MVS lecture “Presenting Your Work to the Fine Art Community”
SEPTEMBER 8, 2012
3:00 – 5:45 pm
Boston: MVS presents “BEYOND PRINT” marketing seminar at the PRC
MVS will present her updated seminar BEYOND PRINT: Creative Communication in the Digital Age” in Boston, sponsored by the Photographic Resource Center.
December 1st, 6 p.m. in NYC: MVS and DARIUS HIMES speaking on publishing at the NYPL
Here is a link to the the complete details for our upcoming talk in NYC, “Publish Your Photography Book” which is this Wednesday evening. Doors open at 5:30, talk at 6:00 – it’s free and open to all, so see you there!
NYC, 12/1: Save the date! MVS and Darius Himes to speak at the NYPL, 6 pm
The New York Public Library presents
Darius D. Himes and Mary Virginia Swanson
Wednesday December 1, 2010
6:00 p.m. FREE and OPEN to ALL
Margaret Liebman Berger Forum
Room 227 (2nd Floor; doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
476 Fifth Avenue
5th Avenue and 42nd Street
New York, NY 10018
From the NYPL:
“Industry insiders Darius D. Himes and Mary Virginia Swanson demystify the process of producing and publishing a book of photographs. They will survey the current landscape of photography book publishing and point out the many avenues to pursue and pitfalls to avoid. Himes and Swanson will provide an overview of the publishing industry; an intimate look at the process of making a book; a close review of how to market a photo book; a section on case studies, built around discussions and interviews with published photographers; and a final section presenting a wealth of resources and information to aid in the understanding of the publishing world.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:
Darius D. Himes was a founding editor of photo-eye Booklist and is a cofounder of Radius Books, a nonprofit company publishing books on the visual arts. Himes is also a lecturer, consultant and writer who has contributed to numerous publications.
Mary Virginia Swanson is a consultant in the area of licensing and marketing fine-art photography. Swanson frequently lectures and conducts workshops and educational programs for photographers and students. Respected judge of competitions and awards as well as portfolio reviewer, she is widely recognized for her blog Marketing Photos, a valued resource for photographers.
ABOUT THE NYPL LECTURE SERIES:
Initiated and organized by Arezoo Moseni, Artist Career Development Serieshave addressed the growing needs and concerns of independent creative workforce in New York City since 2006.”
NOW! FotoWeek DC Events have begun in Washington, DC
Don’t miss all that is FOTOWEEK DC! Lectures, exhibitions, evening projections, photobooks and more! I hope to see you at the portfolio reviews on Sunday, and at our lecture (with coauthor Darius Himes) on publishing photobooks onMonday, 12:00 noon at the Corcoran (free).
And, major exhibitions of interest in DC independently of FWDC:
JOHN GOSSAGE: THE POND at the American Art Museum (through January 17)
THE PRE-RAPHAELITE LENS: BRITISH PHOTOGRAPHY and PAINTING, 1848-1875 at the National Gallery of Art (through January 30th)
COBURN AND THE PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTFOLIO at the Phillips Collection (through January 9th)
November 5/6/7: NY Art Book Fair at PS1
One of my favorite fairs of the year, without question! From the website:
Free and open to the public, the Fair hosts over 200 international presses, booksellers, antiquarian dealers, artists and publishers from twenty countries, offering the best in contemporary art book publishing.
Philip Aarons, Chairman of the Board of Printed Matter, said: “The NY Art Book Fair is the premiere venue to find what’s new in art publishing. While it has spawned the next generation of independent art book fairs world-wide, it remains the biggest, the best, and by far the most fun.”
The NY Art Book Fair includes special project rooms, screenings, book signings, and performances, throughout the weekend.
Other events include the third annual Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference, and The Classroom, a curated series of informal conversations between artists, together with readings, workshops and other artist-led events.”
NOT TO BE MISSED!!
November 8th in Washington, DC: MVS and Darius Himes on “To Be Published, or Self Publish?”
November 2nd in NYC: David Taylor speaks on “Working The Line”
From an e-update from Radius Books:
UPCOMING EVENTS with David Taylor
In Conjunction with Anna Deavere Smith Works, Inc. at New York University and the “Bodies on the Line“* Symposium:
Presentation and Discussion with David Taylor on his project “WORKING THE LINE“
Hosted by Radius Books
Tuesday, November 2nd, 6-8 pm
NYU, 20 Cooper Square (5th and Bowery, 5th Floor)
FREE and open to all who RSVP (until capacity):
Visit the website to learn of other Symposium events this coming week that are open to the public.
*The “Bodies on the Line” Symposium is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
MVS and Darius Himes present at Photoplus Expo tomorrow, 1:15-3:15
“PUBLISH YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK” Lecture at PhotoPlus Expo, Thursday October 28th from 1:15 – 3:15
“In this informative presentation, industry insiders Darius D. Himes and Mary Virginia Swanson survey the current landscape of photography book publishing today and point out the many avenues to pursue and pitfalls to avoid. Together, they will demystify the process of making a photobook from the perspectives of both traditional trade publishing and self-publishing. Lastly, they will lend essential advice about the marketing of your book at its launch and beyond. Whether your body of work is completed and ready for publication or you dream of one day having a book of your photographs, this seminar will be of value. Himes and Swanson are co-authors of Publish Your Photography Book to be released in Winter 2011 by Princeton Architectural Press. Handouts will be provided.”