MVS On the Road

To learn from MVS, attend one of her public appearances listed below, or attend one of her upcoming workshops. If you are considering meeting privately with MVS, know that she frequently adds a day or two to the agenda of her personal appearances around the country to work with photographers (priority given to existing clients).

March 1-4, Philadelphia: MVS attending SPE National Meeting

MVS will once again be attending the Society for Photographic Education (SPE) National Meeting.   For more information or to register for the conference, visit www.spenational.org

February 27 & 28: Philadelphia: MVS Available for Consultations

February 27, 2018toFebruary 28, 2018

MVS will be available for a limited number of consultations in Philadelphia in advance of attending the Society for Photographic Education (SPE) National Meeting in Philadelphia (March 1-4).

If you have worked with Ms. Swanson in the past, please feel free to contact her directly at mvs@mvswanson.com to schedule a session.

If this would be your initial consultation, please visit “Mentoring with MVS” and follow the links to submit a client fact sheet; upon receipt she will be in touch with you to schedule your initial consultation.

Sessions are confirmed in the order requests are received.

February 23 – 26, New York City: MVS Available for Consultations

February 23, 2018toFebruary 26, 2018

MVS will be available for a limited number of consultations in NYC in February in advance of attending the Society for Photographic Education (SPE) National Meeting in Philadelphia (March 1-4).

If you have worked with Ms. Swanson in the past, please feel free to contact her directly at mvs@mvswanson.com to schedule a session.

If this would be your initial consultation, please visit “Mentoring with MVS” and follow the links to submit a client fact sheet; upon receipt she will be in touch with you to schedule your initial consultation.

Sessions are confirmed in the order requests are received.

February 18 & 19, Ft. Myers/Naples, Florida: MVS Available for Consultations

February 18, 2018toFebruary 19, 2018

MVS will be available for a limited number of consultations in the Ft. Myers area (Sunday morning, February 18) and Naples (Monday morning, February 19).

If you have worked with Ms. Swanson in the past, please feel free to contact her directly at mvs@mvswanson.com to schedule a session.

If this would be your initial consultation, please visit “Mentoring with MVS” and follow the links to submit a client fact sheet; upon receipt she will be in touch with you to schedule your initial consultation.

Sessions are confirmed in the order requests are received.

February 9 and 11, Phoenix, Arizona: MVS Available for Consultations

February 9, 2018toFebruary 11, 2018

MVS will be available for a limited number of consultation prior to and just following the Phoenix Art Museum/INFOCUS PORTFOLIO WORKSHOP being held on Saturday, February 10th.

If you have worked with Ms. Swanson in the past, please feel free to contact her directly at mvs@mvswanson.com to schedule a session.

If this would be your initial consultation, please visit “Mentoring with MVS” and follow the links to submit a client fact sheet; upon receipt she will be in touch with you to schedule your initial consultation.

Sessions are confirmed in the order requests are received.

July 22-27, Santa Fe: “FINDING YOUR AUDIENCE” Workshop at SFPW

July 22, 2018toJuly 27, 2018

MVS will once again offer her popular workshop “Finding Your Audience” at the Santa Fe Photography Workshops.  Follow this link to the WORKSHOPS section of this website for complete details.  All registration managed by the Workshops; applications accepted in the order received.  Enrollment limited to 14 participants.

Note: this course sells out annually so advance consideration of application is encouraged.

July 22 and 28, Santa Fe: MVS Available for Consultations

July 22, 2018toJuly 28, 2018

MVS will be available for a limited number of consultations just prior to and immediately following her annual course at the Santa Fe Photography Workshops.

If you have worked with Ms. Swanson in the past, please feel free to contact her directly at mvs@mvswanson.com to schedule a session.

If this would be your initial consultation, please visit “Mentoring with MVS” and follow the links to submit a client fact sheet; upon receipt she will be in touch with you to schedule your initial consultation.

Sessions are confirmed in the order requests are received.

April 20-25, Boston: MVS at the Griffin Museum

April 20, 2018toApril 25, 2018

This April, MVS will once again be returning to the Griffin Museum for her annual NESOP event (FRIDAY, APRIL 20th, open to NESOP Students, Alumni and Griffin Museum Members) as well as other weekend presentations and special portfolio reviews for current Griffin Museum Members.  Planning is underway and details will be announced here and on the Programming section of the Griffin website.  If you are not already member of the Griffin, consider joining here.

June 11-15, Ephraim, UT: SummerSnow Visual Arts Workshops

June 11, 2018toJune 15, 2018

SUMMERSNOW VISUAL ARTS WORKSHOPS

Finding Your Audience: An Introduction to Marketing your Photographs

Held at Ephraim College

Registration opens December 18th, here.

This new workshop with Mary Virginia Swanson will provide a broad overview of today’s markets for photography, including the fine print collecting arena, and placement of work in the editorial and commercial licensing markets.

Through comprehensive lectures and visual examples, Swanson will discuss the path to finding your audience from concept to execution, presentation and marketing decisions, and sharing your work in exhibition or publication formats. Sponsorship and funding will be addressed, as well as the realities of being published and self-publishing photography books today.

Each student will also have a private meeting with Swanson focusing on their specific projects.

Students should bring their work in print form and a broader selection of work in smaller proof prints or edited digital files.

Level: Intermediate and Advanced; applicants should be committed to success with their photographs and be working towards fine craftsmanship.

SOLD OUT! May 19-20, NYC: Aperture Workshop – BEYOND PRINT

May 19, 2018toMay 20, 2018

BEYOND PRINT: THE LIFE OF YOUR PHOTOBOOK BEYOND PUBLICATION

Hosted by APERTURE FOUNDATION

As personal photographic projects come to completion, producing a publication can be an invaluable means to share the work with a broader audience.

Whether your book is published by a trade publisher, a small press, or you elect to publish your work yourself your publication date is just the beginning of the journey for your book and much of the market efforts will likely will fall to you. There are avenues for exposure within national press read by the photobook community and the broader public, based on the subject of your project. If you wish for your book to function as an path to new audiences via additional platforms, targeted research and presentation formats must be championed such as exhibitions with related educational programing can extend awareness and attention to the book throughout the tour of the show. From examining existing and desired audiences to the possibility of exhibitions this workshop will broaden perspectives and methods that aid in securing exposure for your book and your work.

During this weekend workshop participants will:

  • Confirm or reconsider their targeted audience for their project.
  • Determine “pitch” content to push out content on the book to the media.
  • Consider and set plans for implementing targeted social media content to reach this audience.
  • Research and assess potential venues for exhibitions of book content.
  • Research and assess potential bulk-sale buyers of their books.

Contact Aperture directly to be put on the waiting list for this course education@aperture.org.

Aperture Foundation
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York, New York

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