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Mary Virginia Swanson: Seminars on Making and marketing art

photo: Stefan Wachs

photo: Stefan Wachs

Click! is pleased to partner with Duke's MFA/EDA program, East Carolina University Art Department, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro to offer this 2 part series of seminars on professional development as part of the Click! Academy. 

Mary Virginia Swanson is an innovator, educator, author, advisor and entrepreneur in the field of photography.  Ms. Swanson counts among her consulting clients internationally known artists and respected arts organizations.  Unique among advisors in our field, her broad background and professional reputation offers a broad range of perspectives on both the making and marketing of art.

Ms. Swanson is the author of The Business of Photography: Principles and Practices, and coauthored with Darius Himes Publish Your Photography Book (Princeton Architectural Press, 2011, updated and revised 2014).  Her forthcoming title Finding Your Audience: An Introduction to Marketing Your Photographs is in the final phases of research and nearing completion, anticipated Spring 2017.  Swanson has contributed articles in numerous publications, including Photo District NewsBritish Journal of Photography and the compilation The Education of a Photographer.

Swanson has worked as a consultant and advisor to artists and arts organizations around the world and she continues to be sought-after as a mentor to emerging and established artists, helping them navigate our changing industry. 


Session 1

Marketing and the Marketplace

Thursday, Oct. 5, 1-3pm

session 2

Funding models for your long-term project

Friday, Oct. 6, 1-3pm

These Seminars are free and open to the public, but seating is limited to 100. Please RSVP in order to reserve your place.

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Full Frame Theater

POWER PLANT @ AMERICAN TOBACCO | 320 Blackwell Street

Seminars are free and open to the public. 

They will be followed by Breakout Q&A sessions for the enrolled students of our sponsoring University Partners.