FOCUS 22 : Mary Virginia Swanson

Twilight Approaching © Mary Virginia Swanson

Twilight © Mary Virginia Swanson

 Twilight Approaches © Mary Virginia Swanson
Last Light Last Night © Mary Virginia Swanson
Red Desert Roses in Front,Yellow Desert Roses Behind
© Mary Virginia Swanson
 Afternoon Light is Winding Down 
© Mary Virginia Swanson
Twilight Approaches in the Tucson Mountains
© Mary Virginia Swanson


March 2021: Mary Virginia Swanson.


For the past year, I've been following Mary Virginia Swanson’s inspiring and deeply moving  photographs of the Sonoran Desert surrounding her home, posted on Instagram @maryvirginiaswanson


For the few that don’t know, Mary Virginia Swanson is THE most sought after Photography Professional for artists career’s at all levels. Author, educator, and advisor, Ms. Swanson “has worked in the fine art, documentary, photojournalism and licensing arenas, with vast experience in multiple markets. She is a respected teacher and mentor who has guided countless photographers through the changes in nearly every aspect of the photography and imaging industries. She co-authored with Darius Himes, Publish Your Photography Book: Revised & Updated (Princeton Architectural Press) and continues to stay current on the growing market for photo books, reflecting both the relative ease of self-publishing and the rise of the collectible photo book market.” 


I'm honored to present a selection of Ms. Swanson's poetic landscapes, beautifully capturing the constant unfolding light and living atmosphere of the mysterious Sonoran Desert. Instagram @maryvirginiaswanson


Scarlett, Dawn in the Sonoran Desert © Mary Virginia Swanson



OPEN UP YOUR ARCHIVE: South x Southeast Photo Exhibition

Marie, 1989 © Jeremiah Dine
Nuns Crossing the Street © Apeksha Agarwal
Seventeen © Kristin Joy Emack 
Willie Nelson, Austin © 2003 Charlyn Zlotnik
All rights reserved
Harlem © Sandra Chen Weinstein 
The Swimmer © Hilary White

“Open Up Your Archive"

Exhibition curated by Elizabeth Avedon

South x Southeast Gallery, Molena, Georgia

March 15 - May 15, 2021

Artist's Reception May 15th, 11AM-2PM

All photographs are for sale

View All: www.sxsegallery.com

Instagram @sxsephotogallery 


. . . and there's more

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to view all.

Thank you to everyone who entered this juried exhibition.


WATCH VIDEO: Photographer Mona Kuhn with Andrew Sanigar, Thames & Hudson

Watch the Recorded Video of this brilliant talk with Photographer Mona Kuhn and Andrew Sanigar, Commissioning Editor at Thames & Hudson, discussing the artist’s oeuvre and her newest book 'Mona Kuhn: Works, published by Thames & Hudson. 
Photographers, here is your chance to hear both sides of creating a photography book! Andrew Sanigar, Commissioning Editor at Thames & Hudson, discuss' the early stages of this book project with the photographer; as well as Photographer Mona Kuhn's thought process beginning to create a book for publication, including her editing, sequencing and design thoughts and methods.
Mona Kuhn: Works the artist’s first retrospective, features images from throughout her career, accompanied by insightful texts by Rebecca Morse, Simon Baker, Chris Littlewood, and Darius Himes. An interview with Elizabeth Avedon provides insights into Kuhn’s creative process and the ways in which she works with her subjects and locations, and achieves the visual signature of her imagery.  180 color and black and white illustrations

"LA-based Mona Kuhn is acclaimed for her contemporary depictions of the human form and essence. The underlying theme of her work is a reflection on humanity's longing for spiritual connection and solidarity. As she solidified her photographic style, Kuhn created a unique approach to the nude by developing friendships with her subjects, and employing a range of playful visual strategies that use natural light and minimalist settings to evoke a sublime sense of comfort between the human figure and its environment." – Photo London Book Club Live