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We Celebrate and Preserve Photographic History
Learn about the Photographic Historical Society of New England and its history
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Welcome to PHSNE

The Photographic Historical Society of New England, Inc.

Welcome! Our members bring their curiosity, enthusiasm, and knowledge to bear on every aspect of photo history, from the earliest experiments to the present day—and tomorrow. We welcome your participation and support of our society.

Our monthly meetings, programs, publications, shows, online resources, and other activities offer many ways for you to explore the world of photographic history and collecting—starting right here.

Join us! Start by signing up to receive our free monthly email newsletter.

(Left-right; top-bottom) School Outreach director with students at Photographica 88; early Kodak #1 image from "The Grand Tour Travel Album," 2017 Journal; in-person show & tell, 2019; elegant Simon Wing multiplying camera, 2018 Journal; 2017 Journal cover; October 2021 snap shots; "Magic Lantern Show" with Dick Moore, March 2020; "The Mysterious Daguerreotype of Emily Dickinson," 2019 Journal; dealer table at Photographica; 1940s Spartus Press Flash, 2017 Journal; "The Hexagon (spy) Satellite," 2021 Journal; Debby Harry, Andy Warhol, and the Polaroid Big Shot; 2016 Journal.


Monthly presentations online and in-person


Annual camera and image show, sale, and auction—the largest in the region

School Outreach

We support students in secondary school and college with donated cameras and darkroom equipment


Snap Shots newsletter and the annual PHSNE Journal


Write articles, curate archives, inspect donated cameras, help with auctions ... and lots more


New member discount for the first year


Continuing membership keeps PHSNE clicking


Cash and camera equipment donations are most welcome

Contact PHSNE

Use the form on our contact page to get in touch. We welcome your questions and comments.

Contact PHSNE

Use the form below to get in touch. We welcome your questions and comments.

From the Beginning

PHSNE's mission is to celebrate and preserve photographic history


Officers and the board are elected by members to guide the society

Member Volunteers

Members take on a wide range of tasks to support PHSNE - and have fun too

In Memoriam

We acknowledge the contributions of members


Bulletin Board

To the Dealers, Attendees, PHSNE Staff, Volunteers and the NNHS: 


You made PHOTOGRAPHICA 90 the best EVER!

Our 50th Anniversary Year Celebration Will Continue Throughout 2023

PHSNE May Meeting: Bernie Zelitch “Discovers” Lowell Photographer Annie Powell

Sunday, May 7, 2023 7:30PM on Zoom

June Meeting: PEM Curator Stephanie Tung

Sunday, June 4, 2023 at 7:30PM on Zoom

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