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).

November 16, Washington DC: MVS Giving Publishing Lecture

November 16, 2016
4:00 pmto5:00 pm

FotoDC
To Be Published or Self-Publish? Options for Artists Today
Free & Open to Public, sponsored by LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph

The publishing industry is undergoing extraordinary changes. The print-on-demand revolution has opened up new possibilities, and it has never been easier or more affordable to produce a book of your photographs. The traditional publishing path has the advantage of a highly specialized team who brings their expertise in design, production, marketing and distribution systems. With self-publishing, you can create exactly the book you envision, but without the support of professionals at a publishing house. In the changing landscape of the photo book industry which publishing scenario is right for you at this time in your career?

In this presentation, Mary Virginia Swanson will discuss both avenues to publishing, and help participants determine the pros/cons for their unique needs. Swanson will share resources from “Publish Your Photography Book,” a respected title she coauthored with Darius Himes (Princeton Architectural Press, Revised & Updated Spring 2014).

Former Residence of the Spanish Ambassador
2801 16th Street Northwest
Washington, DC, 20009  [map]

November 11/12: MVS Lecture and Portfolio Reviews in Dallas, Texas

November 11, 2016toNovember 12, 2016

LECTURE NOVEMBER 11th:

MVS will be speaking at the AT&T Performing Arts Center complex in Dallas on the evening of Friday, November 11th as a guest of Texas Photographic Society in collaboration with the Dallas Center for Photography.

Her topic will be “To be Published, or Self-Publish?” during which she will walk through these two scenarios in details so artists can choose which path is best for their work, and their career goals.

Advance Registration is encouraged, and is OPEN:  visit www.dallascenterforphotography.com

PORTFOLIO REVIEWS November 12th:

MVS will also be offering portfolio reviews at DCP on Saturday morning November 12th to Members of TPS & DCP.  Reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. (Sorry, completely booked).

 

November 4-6: MVS participating in the SPE Regional Conference in Tucson

November 4, 2016toNovember 6, 2016

Hunting and Gathering: Trends in Photo Books and Image Archives

The joint Regional Conference of the Southwest & West Regions of the Society for Photographic Education will take place in Tucson from November 4-6, 2016.  Keynote speaker is MISHKA HENNER; other conference presenters include Kate Palmer Albers, Phil Zimmermann, Deirdre Visser, Mike Slack, Alejandro Cartagena and many others.  Honored Educators: Sheila Pinkel and William Jenkins.

REGISTRATION OPEN NOW; Early bird pricing until September 16th.

Hotel partner: ALOFT at the University of Arizona

NOTE: On November 6th the world-renown “All Souls Procession” takes place in Downtown Tucson; plan now to attend the Conference and stay until Monday! 

October 22 & 23: MVS participating in the CLICK! Triangle Photography Festival in North Carolina

October 22, 2016toOctober 23, 2016

On Saturday afternoon October 23rd (education panel 2 pm) and all day Sunday October 24th (portfolio reviews) MVS will be participating in the CLICK! Triangle Photography Festival on its closing weekend  portfolio reviews.

Registration for the Reviews opens AUGUST 20th at 10 a.m. PDT.

Friday, October 21: MVS Speaking at PhotoPlus EXPO in NYC; 20% discount code

October 21, 2016

On Friday, October 21st from 4:30 – 6:30 MVS will be presenting a two-hour seminar entitled “To be Published, or Self-Publish?” at PhotoPlus Expo 2016.  Her offering is Seminar #FC4 in the Seminar Schedule.  Click here to register and receive a 20% discount:

https://l.feathr.co/photoplus-expo-mary-virginia-swanson-g

Visit the seminar page on www.photoplusexpo.com to see the full list of educational offerings:

http://www.photoplusexpo.com/conference/conference-schedule.shtml

 

September 25 – 30: MVS available for in-person consultations in NYC

September 25, 2016toSeptember 30, 2016

MVS will be available for a limited number of in-person consultations in NYC between September 25 – 30, immediately following attending Photoville.  If you have worked with Ms. Swanson in the past, or wish to book an initial consultation, please feel free to contact her directly at mvs@mvswanson.com to schedule a session.  Sessions are confirmed in the order requests are received.

September 1-20: MVS available for in-person consultations in Arizona

September 1, 2016toSeptember 20, 2016

MVS will be available for a limited number of in-person consultations in Arizona between September 1 – 20.  If you have worked with Ms. Swanson in the past, or wish to book an initial consultation, please feel free to contact her directly at mvs@mvswanson.com to schedule a session.  Sessions are confirmed in the order requests are received.

August 26-30: San Francisco/Richmond

August 26, 2016toAugust 30, 2016

MVS will be available for a limited number of in-person consultations while visiting family in the San Francisco.  If you have worked with Ms. Swanson in the past, or wish to book an initial consultation, please feel free to contact her directly at mvs@mvswanson.com to schedule a session.  Sessions are confirmed in the order requests are received.

August 16-19, Minneapolis: MVS Available for Consultations

August 16, 2016toAugust 19, 2016

MVS will be available for a limited number of in-person consultations with existing clients while visiting family in the Minneapolis.  If you have worked with Ms. Swanson in the past, or wish to book an initial consultation, please feel free to contact her directly at mvs@mvswanson.com to schedule a session.  Sessions are confirmed in the order requests are received.

July 24-29, Santa Fe: Marketing Your Photographs Workshop

July 24, 2016toJuly 29, 2016

MARKETING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS

Host: Santa Fe Photographic Workshops
Where: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Tuition: $1345

This workshop is designed to provide serious photographers with insights and practical knowledge to navigate and access today’s diverse marketplace.  A portfolio of images and overview of professional experience will be reviewed for consideration of participation.

Mary Virginia Swanson will discuss the following topics through illustrated lectures:

  • The fine print collecting market through galleries, art consultants and online sales venues
  • Market research and strategies to reach your target audience(s).
  • Effective website design and content to effectively reach your audience.
  • The importance of promotional materials in multiple formats to clearly convey your brand.
  • The value of investing in juried exhibitions, portfolio reviews and other industry events.
  • The role of a publication in advancing your career.
  • Understanding commercial licensing of your fine art images, and how to assess value for granting these rights.

In addition to classroom sessions, Mary Virginia will lead participants on special site visits with industry professionals in the gallery, museum and publishing arenas.

For more information and to register for this course, visit http://santafeworkshops.com/workshop/marketing_your_photographs_3/.

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