Welcome to the Photographic Historical Society of New England (PHSNE)

Announcing the Presidents Blog

Whitey Morange, PHSNE's President, has established a blog for items of PHSNE interest. In Whitey's words: "I will be posting things in a different way here; less formal, more newsy and personal. I hope it’s useful to someone but, if not, at least it keeps me off the streets, right?"

The blog supports comments by readers, so come and join in the discussion of photo history!

Coming in May:
"Instant Connections:Essays and Interviews on Photography"
Jason Landry Discusses His Book
Sunday May 4 2014 1:30 at The Woman’s Club Workshop, 72 Columbus St., Newton Highlands MA

See the meetings page for driving directions and a map.

Join author and Panopticon Gallery owner Jason Landry for a hearty conversation about Landry’s new book, Instant Connections: Essays and Interviews on Photography.

Get an entertaining peek from inside the darkroom to the outside white-walled world of photography. Through personal essays and interviews, the speaker mixes his inspirational and humorous tales alongside his highlights and struggles, describing how networking, having mentors and making connections helped him shape his career in the arts.

Jason Landry is a writer, collector of images, and owner of Panopticon Gallery in Boston. He earned his B.F.A. in Photography at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and an M.F.A. in Visual Arts from The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. In 2013 he accepted the position of Director of the M.F.A. in Photography program at the New Hampshire Institute of Art and started blogging for the Huffington Post.
~from snap shots, May 2014


"PHSNE Hosts Guided Tour of Paris Night & Day: Photography Between the Wars"
Sunday May 18 2014 1:00 at Boston College's McMullen Museum, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA

See the museum visitor information for directions and a map.

This is a singular display of work by the photographers who haunted Paris in the years between The Great War and the coming of the Nazi occupation. It is filled with wonderful and avant-garde images from the likes of Man Ray, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Ilse Bing, André Kertész, Bill Brandt, Lisette Model, Dora Maar, and Brassaï. Drawn from the collection of one family, this is not a traveling show and will not be available to the public after the exhibit ends in June. Professor Anderson, the curator of the exhibit, has graciously offered to give us a personal tour and speak about the collection and his work in putting the show together.

Parking for the museum is available in the garage located just inside the main gate of the College, off Commonwealth Avenue. The top floor of the garage is often free when visiting the museum. Tell the guards at the gate that you are there for the McMullen Museum. The Green Line stops at the bottom of the hill.

For planning purposes, notify Whitey Morange if you are coming; president@phsne.org . If you’re unable to join us, see the exhibit at your own convenience. It continues through June 8, 2014. Additional information is at bc.edu/gn-artmuseum .
~from snap shots, May 2014


Coming Up in 2014!
Notable items from dealers' and members' collections shown below...