Explore New England Photo Exhibits, Galleries & Auctions This Fall

Underwood & Underwood 1939 World's Fair Trylon & Perisphere (under construction), 1938
— from Critical Eye | Photographic Collections Before the Digital Age - Griffin Museum, Winchester
[Updated 11/4/2022] Autumn is a great time of year in New England. Leaves may be falling, but museums, galleries, auction houses, and photo-oriented organizations are putting up new exhibits, showcasing new work, new photographers, new acquisitions, and new trends, as well as more familiar works in historic and contemporary photography. Keep checking back here to discover more places where photography can be found. If you find something new or special, let us know. Use the Contact Us page to send comments and suggestions.

It’s November: Visit Local Museums, Galleries & Auctions

By the end of October, high-end photography auction action moves from New York to London, Paris, Hong Kong and Los Angeles. Meanwhile, local institutions have rolled out their fall exhibits and programs. Check the listings below for photography exhibits in New England.

New England Photography Exhibits

Photography Organizations 

Aperture

Aperture’s 70th anniversary celebration continues throughout 2022, which includes The PhotoBook Review in each issue of Aperture Magazine.

Essay: Tom Sandberg’s Elusive Photographs Show Mysteries in Plain Sight

Review: August Sander and the Disquieting Facts of Modern Life

Review: At a Photography Festival in Houston, History Confronts the Present

Also at Aperture, two essays looking back to the 1950s-1970s:

To Show Our World Now: The Midcentury Photographers Who Balanced Reportage with Artistry From W. Eugene Smith to Dorothea Lange, photography in the 1950s and ’60s was alive with the tensions between record and metaphor.

How Photographers in the 1970s Redefined the Medium Capturing the cultural grain of the times, artists from Ralph Eugene Meatyard to William Eggleston carefully navigated the shifting lines between tradition and transformation.

International Center for Photography (ICP)

The International Center for Photography is the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture. Founded by photojournalist Cornell Capa in 1974 to champion “concerned photography,” ICP is a multi-purpose organization supporting exhibitions, education, public programs at the Center for Visual Culture, a library, and an historic collection of photographs. Located in New York’s Lower East Side at 79 Essex Street.

Magnum Photos

Magnum is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. Now much more than a photo agency, Magnum publishes an online magazine, runs workshops around the world led by world-class photographers, sales of prints, posters, and books are all part of the Magnum oeuvre today. And, yes, Magnum is still a cooperative run by the photographer-members and staff. 

In conjunction with an exhibit at the ICP in New York: “Close Enough: New Perspectives from 12 Women Photographers of Magnum” opening September 30, 2022 through January 9, 2023, Magnum is introducing In Dialogue, a new series of roundtable video recordings bringing Magnum photographers together with writers, curators, editors and other folk to discuss a particular subject or theme in depth in a conversational format. The first In Dialogue features Susan Meiselas, Bieke Depoorter, Olivia Arthur, and Lua Ribiera, moderated by Diane Smyth with support from the British Journal of Photography

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November 2022 Zoom Meeting Sunday, Nov 6, 2022 7:30 PM EST — Ken Liss and a Gem Tintype Album Puzzle Solved

December 2022 Zoom meeting Dec 4, 2022 7:30 PM EST — Holiday Show & Tell

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To all participants in the 2022 Photographica 89

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Get ready for 2023: PHSNE’s 50th year & Photographica 90

Dealers: Contact Show Manager John Dockery

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November 2022 Zoom Meeting Sunday, Nov 6, 2022 7:30 PM EST — Ken Liss and a Gem Tintype Album Puzzle Solved

December 2022 Zoom meeting Dec 4, 2022 7:30 PM EST — Holiday Show & Tell

Check the PHSNE website for updates, email notices, and new features.

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To all participants in the 2022 Photographica 89

Thank You!

Get ready for 2023: PHSNE’s 50th year & Photographica 90

Dealers: Contact Show Manager John Dockery

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