Contact MVS


I frequently speak at public events, portfolio reviews and other industry gatherings. I encourage artists to attend my public lectures, portfolio review events I participate at and to consider attending one of my workshops.


My mentoring sessions are conducted either remotely or in person (Arizona or when on the road attending industry events such as AIPAD, Photolucida, Collaborations for Change, Palm Springs Photo Festival, PhotoPlus Expo and more).   Please visit this page to learn more about my one-on-one mentoring services; once I have received your Client Fact Sheet I will contact you to schedule our initial consultation.

New in 2019 for when I am at my home office in Tucson:

  • Consultation availability for new and existing clients will be Wednesday & Thursdays, 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM MST.
  • Existing clients will also have consultation availability Monday, Tuesday, Friday at 4:00-6:00 PM MST.
  • For scheduling a consultation when I am traveling, please see MVS ON THE ROAD for my availability.


I encourage advance planning when inquiring as to my availability for speaking engagements at industry events and educational institutions.  Please note that I am fully booked for 2019.

I travel frequently between Tucson and NYC to participate in imaging industry events; responding to your inquiry may be delayed.  If time sensitive, please indicate so in the subject line.  Thank you.

Mary Virginia Swanson
Post Office Box 91888
Tucson, AZ 85752

While I would like to send a personal response to everyone that sends a recent publication or promotional piece to me, it isn’t always possible given my travel schedule and desire to continue research and writing projects.  Please know that I appreciate your thoughtfulness in sending the piece to me.


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