Mary Virginia Swanson

Mary Virginia Swanson is an author, educator, and consultant dedicated to helping artists determine the strengths in their work, identify appreciative audiences, and present their work in an informed, professional manner. A trusted mentor and advisor, she presents seminars and lectures on marketing opportunities with proven results in aiding photographers in moving their careers to the next level. Mary Virginia is the co-author, with Darius Himes, of the acclaimed Publish Your Photography Book: Revised & Updated. She is the recipient of the 2013 Lifetime Achievement FOCUS Award from the Griffin Museum of Photograph, the 2014 Susan Carr Award for Education from the American Society for Media Photographers, and the Society for Photographic Education has named her the 2015 Honored Educator. Her latest publication, Finding Your Audience: An Introduction to Marketing Your Photographs, will be released in March 2015. This is Mary Virginia’s 14th year teaching for The Workshops. Her website is

A popular workshop instructor, Mary Virginia is also part of our Mentorship Program »