Tag: Mary Virginia Swanson
Earlier this month, coauthors Mary Virginia Swanson and Darius Himes met at the Phoenix Art Museum to participate in the jurying process for the INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks. The jurying was then completed by:
Abigail Nersesian, Librarian, Phoenix Art Museum
Jennifer Barnella, Retail Sales Manager, Phoenix Art Museum
Joshua Chuang, Chief Curator, Center for Creative Photography
Becky Senf, Norton Family Curator, Center for Creative Photography and Phoenix Art Museum
Larissa Leclair, Founder, Indie Photobook Library.
“The jury reviewed 271 submissions from 15 countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. The exhibition represents the 151 books they chose, as examples of the wide range of photobooks being produced today.”
The exhibition will be on view, August 23 to September 28, 2014 at:
Phoenix Art Museum
Doris and John Norton Gallery for the Center for Creative Photography
NE corner of McDowell Road & Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
Or, if you can’t make it to Phoenix to pore over the books in person, you can view them online by following the links in the list of accepted books at infocus-phxart.org/photobooks.
This past fall, Gemma Padley interviewed co-authors Mary Virginia Swanson and Darius Himes about “Publish your Photography Book” for an article in the UK based magazine “Amateur Photographer.” The article was published in the November 26, 2011 magazine. You can read the article she wrote here (downloads as PDF).
Last night, May 27th, MVS and DH held their book signing reception at the ICP. Here are some images of them hard at work signing books!
Last night, Mary Virginia Swanson lead a discussion on the differences and overlapping aspects of traditional publishing vs. self-publishing. Special Guests and fellow Tucsonans LISA M. ROBINSON (SNOWBOUND, Kehrer Verglag 2007) and MICHAEL HYATT (MIGRANT ARTIFACTS: Magic and Loss in the Sonoran Desert, Grand Circle Books 2007) shared their paths to publication. A rich and engaging dialogue with the audience followed. ASMP’s Tucson Chapter hosted the evening, held at Meckler Studio in downtown Tucson.
Next stop: New York City! Two free events are scheduled; a lecture at SVA on Thursday, May 26th followed by a reception and book signing at ICP on Friday, May 27th.