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).

September 13-26th, New York City: MVS Available for Consultations

September 13, 2018toSeptember 26, 2018

MVS will be available for a limited number of consultations while in NYC. MVS will be attending Photoville and the New York Art Book Fair.

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.

August 20th – September 11, Tucson: MVS Available for Consultations

August 20, 2018toSeptember 11, 2018

MVS will be available for a limited number of consultations while back at home in Tucson, AZ.

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.

August 14-19, Minneapolis: MVS Available for Consultations

August 14, 2018 4:00 pmtoAugust 19, 2018 4:00 pm

MVS will be available for a limited number of in-person consultations in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  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 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.

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.

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.

May 21-26, NYC: MVS Available for Consultations

May 21, 2018toMay 26, 2018

MVS will be available for a limited number of consultations following her Beyond Print: The Life of Your Photobook Beyond Publication workshop at Aperture (details here).

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.

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

May 10, Palm Springs Photo Festival: MVS Presenting Seminar on Securing Support for Your Projects

May 10, 2018
11:00 amto1:00 pm

Palm Spring Photo Festival
Securing Support to Produce & Present Your Projects

Mary Virginia Swanson will describe the path to successful fundraising to support the completion and subsequent publication & exhibition of your photography projects.

She will help artists understand how to conduct effective research and connect with like-minded individuals, organizations and Foundations who share a passion for their subject.

The types of monetary grants available through corporate & private foundations and government agencies will be discussed, as well as the value of partnering with a fiscal agent for foundation support, in-kind donations, and sponsorship.

Ms. Swanson will describe her research methodology and share essential online resources for fundraising.

Price: $95
Details and registration here.

Details on PSPF pricing here.

May 8 & 9, Palm Springs: MVS Available for Consultations

May 8, 2018toMay 9, 2018

MVS will be available for a limited number of consultations in Palm Springs while attending and presenting at the Palm Springs Photo Festival, May 6-11.

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.

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