Mary Virginia Swanson

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about Mary Virginia

Mary Virginia Swanson is an advisor, educator, and author who helps emerging and established photographers find the strengths in their work, identify appreciative audiences, and present their work in an informed, professional manner. Driven by her passion to help artists find their audience and her keen interest in identifying new markets, Mary Virginia is a respected teacher and mentor who has guided countless photographers through the changes in the photography and imaging industries.

Mary Virginia co-authored with Darius Himes the acclaimed Publish Your Photography Book, now in its third edition (Spring 2023, Radius Books).

An active and celebrated contributor to the photographic community, Mary Virginia’s educational seminars and public presentations are highly anticipated due to the range of information and depth of personal insights she shares with her audiences.


Workshops taught by Mary Virginia Swanson
– Summer Season

The Photographic Book Today: An Overview of Traditional and New Publishing Options

with Mary Virginia Swanson

July 31 – August 4, 2023