Mary Virginia Swanson


Mary Virginia Swanson is an author, educator and advisor who helps artists find the strength in their work identify appreciative audiences and present their work in an informed, professional manner. Her public seminars and workshops on marketing opportunities have proven to aid photographers in moving their careers to the next level. Swanson co-authored with Darius Himes the acclaimed "Publish Your Photography Book: Revised & Updated" (2014) and continues to stay current on the growing market for photobooks, reflecting both the relative ease of self-publishing and the rise of the collectible photobook market. Swanson is the recipient of numerous prestigious industry honors including the Susan Carr Award for Education from the American Society for Media Photographs (2014) and the Honored Educator Award from the Society for Photographic Education (2015). She is based in Tucson, AZ and NYC.


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