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Mary Virginia Swanson

AUTHOR, EDUCATOR AND ADVISOR

Mary Virginia Swanson has spent her career helping artists find the strengths in their work, identify appreciative audiences, and present their work in an informed, professional manner.  

 

Unique among authorities in our field, Swanson’s in-depth knowledge, professional reputation and relationships throughout our industry offer a broad range of perspectives on both the making and marketing of photo-based work. 


Her private mentoring, online group learning lectures, in-depth workshops, and Master Class Retreats have proven to aid photographers in moving their careers to the next level. 

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Private Mentoring

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Group Learning

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Books

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Calendar

MVS lectures, workshops, and industry events

WHAT PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE SAYING

I recently faced a career opportunity new to me. Mary Virginia was my first phone call. With laser-like precision, a passion for the possible and a warm heart, she gave me an action plan to follow. Prior to every consultation with me, she had researched my situation, and prepared key information, guidance and insight. Leading up to an important meeting, she coached me on what I might be asked, what I need to know, and the right questions I need to ask. Thanks to her mentoring, I walked in fully prepared and confident. I left with the commitment of a major institution to create an archive for my life’s work. I have immense gratitude for Mary Virginia Swanson and her unique role in supporting me in this process.

Upcoming Events

ONLINE - Palm Spring Photo Festival
Palm Springs Photo Festival
WEBINAR - The Long Term Personal Project: From Concept to Audience
Joshua Tree Center for Photographic Arts
WEBINAR - The Long Term Personal Project: From Concept to Audience
The Print Center
ONLINE - Personal Project Reviews
The Print Center
ONLINE - Personal Project Reviews
Joshua Tree Center for Photographic Arts
ONLINE WORKSHOP - Your Work and Its Audience, Making the Match
La Luz Workshops
2021 & 2022 WORKSHOP PREVIEW
Location is TBD
2021 - ARIZONA WORKSHOPS BY MVS - The Role of a Photobook in Your Career: Why, When and How
Homewood Suites by Hilton Tucson/St. Phi
2021 - The Long Term Personal Project: From Concept to Audience
Wild Rice Retreat
2021 NEW YORK CITY - Your Work and Its Audience, Making the Match
La Luz Workshops
2022 - ARIZONA WORKSHOPS BY MVS - The MVS Master Class
Location is TBD

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