Mission, Vision & Values

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 Mission

We are engaged in the preservation of historic images, photographic equipment and ephemera, and sharing the stories of photographers, scientists, engineers, business men and women, artists—all the people who created the world of photography as we know it today.

  • We schedule free monthly meetings and presentations online and in-person, publish monthly newsletters, an annual Journal, and share our resources on the web.
  • We provide cameras and darkroom equipment free of charge to students learning about the science and art of photography.
  • We assist other institutions involved with the history of photography.
  • We help collectors find or donate collection items.
  • We produce the largest Photographica show in the region each year, and we have a lot of fun, too!

Our Vision

Provide an unparalleled experience for our members and the general public where they are involved in learning and contributing to the exploration of, promotion of, and value of our shared photographic history.

Our Values

  • Accountability
  • Adaptability
  • Diversity
  • Inclusion
  • Integrity
  • Stewardship
  • Transparency
about PHSNE members engaged in activities and meetings together
Clockwise from top left: early board meeting 1973; member meeting December 1973; PHSNE field trip to the Great Wall 1999; 30th Anniversary 2003; Uber-collector and PHSNE supporter Jack Naylor, 2000

PHSNE Leadership

Officers and Board Members

Our officers and board members are elected by the membership for two-year terms.

The officers and board members listed will serve the 2022-2023 term.

John Felix


Paul Roberts

Vice President

Gregory Crisci


Lawrence Woods


Sid Chatterjee

Membership Chair

Ben Couto

Zoom Meeting Coordinator

John Dockery

Photographica Chair

Lew Regelman

Warehouse Manager

Joel Moses

Immediate Past President

Ron Polito

Journal Chair

Dana H. Gee

Programs Chair

Ryck Lent

Website & Email Outreach

Beverly Regelman

snap shots Editor

Joe Walters

Information Technology

Holly Worthington

School Outreach Director

PHSNE Volunteers

Our Volunteers

Members volunteer their time and expertise to advance PHSNE’s mission, guided by our vision and values. They take on a variety of roles which support and expand PHSNE’s many activities. Without our members’ significant contributions of time, skills, and dedication, the society would not long survive.

Honoring Past Members

With gratitude and fondness, we honor those PHSNE members who have recently passed on.


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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