Publish Your Photography Book: Lecture, Book Signing & Q&A with Mary Virginia Swanson

Wed 13th Sep, 2023 – 6:30pm–8:30pm

Posted by APA New York

Released this summer, the highly anticipated third edition of Publish Your Photography Book leads photo-based artists through publishing a book of their work today. Industry insider Mary Virginia Swanson survey the current landscape of photography book publishing and point out the many avenues to pursue and pitfalls to avoid.

In this presentation, Mary Virginia Swanson will demystify the differences and similarities between being published versus choosing to self-publish a book of your photographs. She will examine both scenarios in depth, from building a short-list of desired publishers to marketing your self-published books. She will also introduce the path to placing limited editions and artist-made books in collections. Time will be reserved for Q&A following the talk.

•This event will be held IN-PERSON at Soho Photo Gallery


Mary Virginia Swanson has dedicated her career to helping artists find the strengths in their work, identify appreciative, responsive audiences, and present their work in an informed, and professional manner. Swanson’s in-depth knowledge, professional experience, reputation and relationships throughout the photography industry cover a broad range of perspectives on both the making and marketing of photo-based work. A respected contributor to the field, she frequently serves as a judge at contemporary photography and photobook competitions, conducts public presentations at festivals and lectures at numerous colleges throughout the year. Swanson’s lecture-based online courses, in-depth workshops and private mentoring have proven to advance photographers in moving their careers to the next level. Swanson’s current research explores the photographic artist’s book, where the book is the final work. She is based in Tucson, Arizona.




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