Upcoming Events

After decades of presenting lectures at industry events and teaching immersive in-person workshops, Mary Virginia has adapted her educational offerings to occur in the online environment. 

 

She is deep in research, updating her content to reflect the changes in our industry.

THE PHOTOBOOK:

AN OVERVIEW OF TRADITIONAL PUBLISHING,

LIMITED EDITIONS & THE ARTIST'S BOOK

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Susan kae Grant

A Two-Day Virtual Symposium with

Mary Virginia Swanson & Susan kae Grant joined by Special Guests Darius Himes, Deborah Hollis, Daniel Milnor, Ruth R. Rogers, and Philip Zimmermann.

November 19 & December 3, 2022

Two Saturdays from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm 

(US Eastern Time) US $195

*All sessions will be recorded and available to participants through December 31.

Photographers have long aspired to see their images as a book. Creating a book today affords many creative options with an increasing number of photobooks finding their place in personal, public, curatorial and academic collections.

Through a variety of visual presentations and discussions, our speakers will provide a broad overview and interpretation of photography books, referencing historical and contemporary examples in many forms and share how they are placed and utilized in collections. 

DAY ONE:

Darius Himes

The Photobook Phenomenon: Twenty Years of a Movement (2000-)

Mary Virginia Swanson

The Role of Photographic Bookworks   in Your Career

Philip Zimmermann

Survey: 50 Years of Photographic Bookworks (1970-2020)

Susan kae Grant

Coming of Age: The Photographic Artist's Book

DAY TWO:

Daniel Milnor

Self-Publish: The Freedom to Experiment

Susan kae Grant

The Photographic Artist's Book in One’s Creative Practice: A Conversation With Mary Virginia Swanson

Ruth R. Rogers

Contemporary Photographic Artists' Books: A Synthesis of Form & Content

Deborah Hollis

The Power of "Subject": Contemporary Bookworks in Academic Collections

WHAT PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE SAYING

Mary Virginia Swanson is the greatest. Her knowledge, which she so generously shares, and her “you go girl” encouragement consistently move me and my work ahead by giant leaps. I have never known anyone in the photo world who did not know and respect her. She has a unique way of bringing the right combination of people together. My recommendation: take her workshops, work with her, get to know her, you will never regret it.