March 3rd – Alan Ward, Architecture and Landscape Photographer

March 3rd 1:30 PM– Alan Ward, Architecture and Landscape Photographer

How do images – especially photographs – shape our understanding of the built and natural environment around us? Join us for a talk about the role images play in developing a critical eye for design over time. Alan Ward is a planner, designer and photographer, and a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects (FASLA), and his project sites include the Lincoln Memorial, and Reflecting Pool, US Embassies in the Hague, Helsinki and Beruit, and Marriott’s headquarters in Betheda, MD. He has authored a number of books on landscape design, including the award-winning book American Designed Landscapes: A Photographic Interpretation

PHSNE meetings are free and open to the public on the first Sunday of the month from September to June at the Women’s Club Workshop, 72 Columbus Street, Newton Highlands. More info at

January 6th speaker is Lance Keimig

January 6th –

The January 6th speaker is Lance Keimig who will talk about ‘Night Photography’ including a lot of history. Lance is the author of Night Photography: Finding Your Way in the Dark, Dusk to Dawn: A Guide to Landscape Photography at Night, and Night Sky: A Field Guide for Shooting after Dark


PHSNE Members Invited to Tour Iceland

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 at 1:30 P.M.

Woman’s Club Workshop, 72 Columbus St., Newton Highlands MA

   Join us for the last meeting of the 2017-2018 PHSNE season.  The feature presentation will be a 2003 video about Iceland, part of the Luminous Landscape Video Journal.  It is 56 minutes long, produced at the beginning of the end of the “film” era.  PHSNE member Adrian Levesque will introduce and narrate the film.  The cameras used to make the video were a Pentax 6×7 and a Pentax X-Pan, but the video shows awesome photos, deliberately taken with care when film was still king (with some conversation about digital).

   Enjoy the film, the camaraderie of fellow photo history enthusiasts, and the refreshments.  PHSNE does not meet during the summer months. The next meeting will take place in September, and  the next issue of snap shots will be the September issue to be mailed in mid-August.