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Professional Development Seminars

Professional Development Seminars

To Be Published, or Self-Publish?

Presented by Mary Virginia Swanson
Executive Director, LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph, Charlottesville, VA

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
9am - 1pm

The print-on-demand revolution has opened up new publishing possibilities for photographers; it has never been easier or more affordable to produce and market a book of your photographs. The traditional publishing path has the advantage of a highly specialized team that brings experience with design, production, marketing and distribution systems to the table. In a self-publishing scenario you can create exactly the book you envision, but without the input and expertise of seasoned professionals at a publishing house. Which scenario is best for you? 

In this presentation, Mary Virginia Swanson will discuss both avenues to publishing and help participants determine the pros/cons of each.  Swanson will share resources from her acclaimed title, Publish Your Photography Book (Princeton Architectural Press, Revised and Updated 2014).

The seminar will be followed by a panel discussion with innovators in the publishing industry. Panelists include Luis Delgado, Director of Malulu Editions; Rania Matar, Artist; and Rixon Reed, Founder and Director of photoeye.


The Professional Development Seminars will be held in in downtown Houston at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Houston Downtown, 400 Dallas Street, Houston, TX, 77002.

For more information please contact Alonso Tapia-Benitez, Meeting Place and Development Associate, at or call 713-223-5522 ext. 13.

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