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Placing your Photographic Bookworks in Collections | Panel Discussion with Mary Virginia Swanson

June 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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We are closing out our Art of the Photobook conversations with a panel moderated by Mary Virginia Swanson.

Join us online in the Griffin Zoom Room on Sunday June 26th at 1pm Eastern / 10am Pacific for an in depth conversation about photobook collections with the decision makers and experts in the field.

Mary Virginia Swanson, moderator; Panelists Jon Evans, Susan kae Grant and Deborah Hollis.

There are a growing number of public, academic and private collections that are keenly interested in
photographic book works. From Collector’s Editions of trade books to Limited Edition fine print portfolios to the long-standing tradition of hand-made artist’s books, deeply researched, expertly-crafted photographic book works are on the radar of Curators, Special Collection Librarians and private collectors alike.

In this presentation and accompanying panel discussion, participants will be introduced to new and expanding communities who seek out and acquire titles where the book is the primary creative medium used by the artist for a specific work.


About Mary Virginia Swanson

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Mary Virginia Swanson © Alanna Airitam

Driven by her passion to help artists find their audience and her keen interest in identifying new markets, Mary Virginia Swanson is a respected teacher and mentor who has guided countless photographers through the changes in the photography and imaging industries.

An active and celebrated contributor to the photographic community, Swanson’s public presentations are highly anticipated due to the range of information and depth of personal insights she shares with her audiences. Swanson is based in Tucson, Arizona; follow her Instagram feed @maryvirginiaswanson; #mvseducates


Panelists include
Jon Evans, Chief of Library and Archives, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Susan kae Grant, lens-based artist whose creative practice includes book arts, having produced twelve limited edition artists’ books to date

Deborah Hollis, Associate Professor, Lead, Instruction and Outreach Section, Success and Engagement
Strategies, Rare and Distinctive Collections, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries


June 26
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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