Super Session | PLANNING NOW TO MARKET Your Project from Concept through Execution, Exhibition and Publication
Mary Virginia Swanson is an author, educator and advisor who helps artists find the strengths in their work, identify appreciative audiences and present work in an informed, professional manner. Her public seminars and lectures on marketing aid photographers in advancing their careers.
Swanson draws from her thirty-year career spanning the fine art, documentary, photojournalism, publishing and licensing arenas to lend sage advice to artists at all professional levels. She is a sought-after Reviewer, Juror and Mentor, known for timely knowledge of today’s diverse marketplace.
Swanson co-authored with Darius Himes the acclaimed Publish Your Photography Book: Revised & Updated(2014) and stays current on the growing market for photobooks, reflecting both the ease of self-publishing and the rise of the collectible photobook market.
Swanson, based in Tucson, AZ and New York City, is the recipient of numerous industry honors: Lifetime Achievement FOCUS Award, Griffin Museum of Photography (2013), Susan Carr Award for Education, American Society for Media Photographs (2014) and Honored Educator Award, Society for Photographic Education (2015). She serves on numerous Advisory Boards, helping organizations in our industry provide relevant programming and plan for their futures.