Professional Development Opportunity for Photographers with Mary Virginia Swanson

  • 03 Oct 2020
  • 1:00 PM
  • 04 Oct 2020
  • 5:30 PM
  • Virtual

Professional Development Opportunity for Photographers with Mary Virginia Swanson


Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4, 2020

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The Long Term Personal Project: From Concept to Audience

Limited to 100 participants - presented on Zoom

Saturday, October 3: 1:00pm-5:30pm* (ET)

When an idea for a project becomes clear and the passion to produce new work takes hold, an artist begins a unique journey unlike any other. Understanding your desired audience and the impact of your project are critical to achieving the expectations and results you desire.

In this webinar, Mary Virginia Swanson will lead participants through the essential steps of thorough research and wise decision-making to create work that is authentic in both its creation and presentation with the strongest possibility of sponsorship, exhibition and publication.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO ATTEND: Photographers who have identified a project topic or have begun production on a project that they hope to share with larger audience.

COST $50 for non-members/$25 for members

*45 minutes will be allocated for Q&A

 15-minute breaks will be provided at approximately 2:30pm and 4:30pm

Small Group Personal Project Reviews

Prerequisite: The Long Term Personal Project: From Concept to Audience


Session 1: 1:00pm-4:00pm* (ET) SOLD OUT!

Session 2: 9:00am-12:00pm* (ET) Limited to 8 participants


An opportunity to discuss your current photographic project with Mary Virginia Swanson. Each participant will share work from their project in a 20-minute session with Swanson, joined by either Ksenia Nouril, The Print Center's Jensen Bryan Curator, or Elizabeth Spungen, The Print Center's Executive Director, along with fellow participants.


Participant's projects may be in the early or middle stage of production, or nearing completion. Swanson, Nouril and Spungen will be happy to look at work in all stages of production, comment on project statements and grant applications, review a book dummy, comment on your website presence and/or discuss your Instagram strategy as it relates to the project presented. It is your choice as to how to use the time during this small group online session.  


WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO ATTEND: Photographers who attend The Long-Term Personal Project: from Concept to Audience, on Saturday, October 3, 2020.


COST $100 non-members/$75 members


* Session 1 - A 15-minute break will be provided at approximately 2:20pm

* Session 2 - A 15-minute break will be provided at approximately 10:20am

Download the details for both events here.


Click here to register. To become a member or verify membership, email Mikaela Hawk.

About 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.


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


Her public seminars, lectures on marketing opportunities, in-depth workshops and retreats have proven to aid photographers in moving their careers to the next level. / Instagram @maryvirginiaswanson

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