During these workshops I will present many illustrated lectures filled with current, well-researched information. I will cover a wide range of topics relating to marketing yourself and your work and identifying audiences who are likely to appreciate your work. I will offer insights into a range of topics relevant to presenting your work in today’s diverse marketplace.
Finding Your Audience: An Introduction to Marketing Your Photographs
September 23-26, 2013
Hosted by the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops
Finding Your Audience: An MVS Marketing Workshop
January 22-27, 2014
Held at the Windmill Inns & Suites in Tucson, Arizona
Anyone who is truly interested in taking their work to the next level and has experienced beginning interest in the magazine, gallery, and/or curator world should then attend an MV Swanson workshop, nothing else will prepare you for the information you need to advance out of the Minor Leagues per se. – Alex, Tucson, AZ
Thank you for the wonderful workshop. I can’t tell you how helpful and inspiring it was. I’ve got a long list of things to do as soon as I get home. Thanks so much for all of your knowledge, energy, support, and encouragement! – Jim, Alameda, CA
For years, whenever I’ve wanted to know what was happening in the photographic world I’ve called MVS to find out. Photographic markets are constantly changing and MVS keeps up with those changes better than anyone that I know. Her workshop was a full semester course in marketing photography condensed down to a week. – Cradoc, Tucson, AZ
MVS has done it again. This was an amazingly informative workshop on marketing ones photo images, and various routes one might explore in the marketing process. A variety of photo shoots were made available for us to be able to explore the area around Tucson, which was great fun. I also enjoyed seeing the other participants photo works. – Nicki, San Diego, CA
So chalk full of information and inspiration that you will need the next month to process it and put it into action! MVS brings it and empowers you to take your next step. – Jeff, Tucson, AZ
About the Presenter
Mary Virginia Swanson is widely respected as an author, educator and creative consultant. Her advice on marketing and publishing opportunities has proven to aid photographers in moving their careers to the next level. She is a trusted advisor to countless photographers.
Swanson is a frequent presenter and portfolio reviewer at such events as PhotoPlus Expo, FotoFest, FotoWeek DC and the Palm Springs Photography Festival, among many additional industry gatherings. Photograph Magazine’s “In Profile” column highlighted Swanson’s diverse career in the July/August 2011 issue.
Swanson maintains a popular blog about opportunities for photographers called Marketing Photos and coauthored Publish Your Photography Book with Darius Himes (Princeton Architectural Press, 2011). Her forthcoming title Finding Your Audience: An Introduction to Marketing Your Photographs will be released Fall 2012.
Based in Tucson, Arizona for over twenty years, she also maintains a second office in New York City.
Swanson, a gifted teacher, has organized workshops (including the Ansel Adams Workshops) as well as led workshop seminars at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, Maine Photo Workshop and many other established short-term educational venues. This marks the first time in 5 years that Ms. Swanson has offered her own private workshop in her adopted home town of Tucson, Arizona, bringing participants behind the scene in this vibrant arts community.