PHSNE Field Trip to View Robert Frank and Todd Web Exhibit: June 15

PHSNE Field Trip to View Robert Frank and Todd Web Exhibit: June 15

PHSNE is taking a field trip and you’re invited! On Saturday, June 15th at 1:00 P.M., PHSNE colleagues will gather at the Addison Gallery on the campus of Phillips Academy in Andover, MA. Together we will enjoy a self-guided tour of the exhibit, Robert Frank and Todd Webb Across America, 1955.

PHOTOGRAPHICA 91: Ultimate FAQs

PHOTOGRAPHICA 91: Ultimate FAQs

What is Photographica? Why would I want to attend? Here’s all the info you need about the biggest photo and camera show in New England.

Snap Shots April 2024

Snap Shots April 2024

PHSNE’s April 2024 edition of snap shots features all the need-to-know details about Photographica 91, info on the best local and online photography exhibits this spring, and more.

Snap Shots March 2024

Snap Shots March 2024

PHSNE’s March 2024 edition of snap shots features articles about Deardorff cameras, the Fujifilm X-T2, MFA exhibit titled Comrade Sisters: Women of the Black Panther Party, and more.

Snap Shots February 2024

Snap Shots February 2024

Check out PHSNE’s February 2024 edition of snap shots to learn about the Zenobia C folding camera, how two archivists curated one million newspaper photos, and more.

Snap Shots January 2024

Snap Shots January 2024

Check out PHSNE’s January 2024 edition of snap shots to learn about the Pony Premo 6 to be auctioned at Photographica, info about the MFA exhibit that explores photographers’ studios, and more.

Snap Shots December 2023

Snap Shots December 2023

The December 2023 snap shots includes: celebrating PHSNE at fifty—an intro to PHSNE President John Felix’s presentation discussing the society’s origins and how it evolved over the years, and much more!

MFA Boston Exhibit Features Women of the Black Panther Party

MFA Boston Exhibit Features Women of the Black Panther Party

Stephen Shames has been the official photographer of the Black Panther Party since his student days at the University of California, Berkeley. Twenty-seven are on display at the Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts in an exhibit titled Comrade Sisters: Women of the Black Panther Party. Plus, more exhibits ending soon.

Fujifilm X-T2: A Digital Gem to be Auctioned by PHSNE

Fujifilm X-T2: A Digital Gem to be Auctioned by PHSNE

For a change of pace, the featured camera is not an antique film camera but a near-contemporary digital camera, a Fujifilm X-T2, donated to PHSNE. It will be auctioned on eBay as of March 1st, 2024. The eBay seller ID is phsneusa.

March 2024: Ken Hough Highlights Deardorff Cameras

March 2024: Ken Hough Highlights Deardorff Cameras

Join PHSNE for a fascinating presentation from with Ken Hough. Ken is an expert on all things Deardorff. He writes, “I have been around Deardorff Cameras nearly 37 of my 53 years. I bought my first Deardorff at a studio sale in 1971 for $15.00!”

Snap Shots November 2023

Snap Shots November 2023

The November 2023 snap shots includes: an introduction to Rob Niederman’s presentation on exploring the detours in the evolution of photographic technology, info about an exhibit at the Boston Athenaeum, and more.

One Member’s Treasure: Zenobia C

One Member’s Treasure: Zenobia C

Manufactured by Daiichi Kogaku of Japan, the Zenobia C is a 6 x 4.5 folding camera. It has an uncommon rapid shutter copied from the German Compur.

In Search of Information About Curtis Prints

In Search of Information About Curtis Prints

PHSNE recently received the following inquiry: “I have two Edward Sheriff Curtis prints (1998) that were sold through the auspices of PHSNE with a note indicating the original sale signed…

100 Years of 16mm Film—With Safety First

100 Years of 16mm Film—With Safety First

Home Movies: A History of the American Industry 1897-1979, by Alan Kettelle This year marks the 100th anniversary (July 5, 1923) of 16mm movies. The most significant features of the CineKodak 16mm system were safety film and B&W reversal film.

December 2023: PHSNE at Fifty

December 2023: PHSNE at Fifty

Watch the recording of the December 2023 meeting. John Felix, current President, discusses PHSNE’s origins and how it has evolved over 50 years.

Snap Shots October 2023

Snap Shots October 2023

PHSNE member Vladimir Khazan’s Zoom meetup presentation on the “Sport,” an very early Russian 35mm SLR and much more.