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

Coming in March 2015:

Unearthed Treasures: The Street Photography of Vivian Maier
Karin Rosenthal
Sunday March 29th, 1:30 PM (Rescheduled from February.)
Woman's Club Workshop, 72 Columbus St., Newton Highlands, MA

Karin Rosenthal will pre-sent Unearthed Treasures: The Street Photography of Vivian Maier at the February PHSNE meeting. Vivian Maier's remarkable street photography took the world by storm in 2010 when a YouTube video went viral on the internet.

Maier herself never showed her work to anyone, but a storage locker default put it in the hands of others two years before her death. After she died, prints were produced and sold by two New York galleries. Books and videos have been created and Maier has become an international phenomenon.

Many complex issues have arisen in regard to the production and sale of her work, as well as her place in photographic history. Karin will discuss Maier's style and vision, placing her in the context of other photographers of her era, while also discussing some of the difficult issues that surround her life and work.

Karin Rosenthal is a fine art photographer and Resident Scholar at the Brandeis Women's Studies Research Center (WSRC). She initiated, co-curated, and did the programming for the exhibition Vivian Maier: A Woman's Lens at the WSRC in the fall of 2013. This presentation is based on the talk she gave in conjunction with the show, updated with some issues that have arisen since the show ended.

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Coming in April 2015:

Photographica 83 & Auction
Photographica Saturday 9AM to 4PM & Sunday 9AM to 3PM April 11th & 12th
Auction Saturday 4:30PM April 11th
Americal Center, 467 Main Street, Wakefield MA 01880

Join us at the Americal Center in Wakefield MA for PHSNE's Photographica 83. Buying and selling film and digital cameras of every size and format, vintage photographs, studio and darkroom equipment, stereo equipment and photographic ephemera. Dealers and exhibitors from US, Canada, Europe & Asia offer hands-on inspection of items and expert advice. And the famous PHSNE dollar table returns with many small (and not so small!) miscellaneous items starting at rock bottom prices.

Doors open at 9AM, show closes 4PM Saturday, 3PM Sunday.

Students, active military (with ID) and PHSNE members free. General admission is $5, seniors $4. Earlybirds ($20 admission) may enter during dealer setup starting at 7:30AM.

See the show page and auction page for directions and other details. Any questions? Email show manager John Dockery at photographica@phsne.org or call at 781.592.2553.


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