Become A PHSNE Member

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Thanks for your interest in becoming a member of the Photographic Historical Society of New England! 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. Join us!

Your membership includes:

  • 10 issues of PHSNE’s monthly snap shots newsletter (September to June) in print and online
  • 10 monthly in-person and online meetings featuring noteworthy speakers, engaging presentations—and a few laughs too
  • The New England Journal of Photographic Historyour annual full-color print publication filled with in-depth articles on photo history
  • Free admission to PHSNE’s famous annual Photographica camera and image trade show and auction
  • Support school outreach programs for film-based photography, historic processes, classic cameras, equipment, and images
  • Field trips, museum visits, photo exhibits, classic camera outings—and more

If you are joining PHSNE for the first time, your dues for the first membership year are 1/2 the regular dues. If you are a current or a former PHSNE member, please renew your membership on the member renewal page.

Choose one of the PayPal links below to join PHSNE using your credit card or personal PayPal account. PayPal accepts major credit cards, and you do not need to establish a PayPal account to use your credit card.

The half-price dues only apply to new members in their first year of membership. New membership dues received in March through August will include the remainder of the calendar year and membership through August 31 of the next calendar year. New membership dues received September through February are valid until the next August 31. 

If you are making a gift membership, please be sure to fill out the recipients’ name, address, and e-mail address in the “Comments to PHSNE” section on the PayPal payment page.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please review our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Join with Email News Opt-In

If you wish to join and receive PHSNE email monthly newsletters and Photographica announcements, select your membership category below, then click the Pay Now button to be transferred to a secure PayPal page to complete the transaction.

New Membership Category (Sep 1 to Aug 31), EMail News Opt-In

Join with Email News Opt-Out

If you prefer NOT to receive PHSNE email monthly newsletters and Photographica announcements, select your membership category below, then click the Pay Now button to be transferred to a secure PayPal page to complete the transaction.

New Membership Category (Sep 1 to Aug 31), EMail News Opt-Out

Join by Postal Mail

If you prefer to join by mailing a check or money order, please print this PDF application form, fill it in and mail it with your payment to the address on the form. PHSNE also has a convenient online application form that may be submitted electronically.

If you join by mail and provide an email address, you will receive a confirmation by email typically within a week after we receive your paperwork. Note that PHSNE is a volunteer-run organization; holidays, weekends, and vacations may extend our response time.

FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions about membership in the Photographic Historical Society of New England.

If you joined online, PayPal will send you a confirmation of the payment. Typically your membership will be established at PHSNE within a few days and you will receive a confirmation email directly from PHSNE. If you joined by mail and provided an email address, you will receive a confirmation by email, typically within a week after we receive your paperwork. Note that PHSNE is a volunteer-run organization; holidays, weekends, and vacations may extend our response time.

No. You may use the online option to pay with a credit card whether you have a PayPal account or not.

PHSNE receives the PayPal transaction number, your shipping address, phone number, and email so that we can confirm the transaction with you. No other financial information is shared with PHSNE.

New members pay half-price dues for the first year. After the first year of membership, yearly dues are $40 for Individuals, $45 for Family, $50 for members with a foreign address, and $20 for enrolled students.

PayPal handles the currency conversion automatically base on current exchange rates. PHSNE does not set the exchange rate. Note: PHSNE can only receive payments via postal mail that are denominated in US dollars.

If you opted-in to receive emails, you will begin with email announcements of PHSNE meetings, events, and links to the online copy of the Snap Shots newsletter. Note: PHSNE will never spam or sell your information. If you choose to stop receiving PHSNE emails, please use the Constant Contact SafeUnsubscribe® link located at the bottom of each email.

Your email information is used by PHSNE to inform you of events, announcements, and/or your membership status and renewals, according to your opt-in or opt-out preference. PHSNE never spams or sells your information.

We hope you will find our email announcements and newsletters helpful and informative, but if you would like to stop receiving them, please use the Constant Contact SafeUnsubscribe® link at the bottom of your email to remove you from the distribution list.

You can join the email lists at a later time by going to the PHSNE email subscription form at Constant Contact, or by sending a subscription request by email to membership-chair@phsne.org.

The PHSNE membership year runs from September 1 to August 31 of the following year. Dues received in March through August of a given year cover the rest of current calendar year and through August 31 of the following year. Dues received from September through February run until August 31.

—The New England Journal of Photographic History (our annual magazine-format publication)

—10 Issues of Snap Shots newsletters (published monthly September through June)

—Monthly meetings in-person and online, featuring noteworthy speakers, engaging presentations, and a few laughs too

—Free admission to PHSNE’s annual Photographica camera and image trade show and auction

—Field trips, museum visits, photo exhibits, classic camera outings, and more

PHSNE membership dues for enrolled students are $20/yr. Please include a copy of your student ID (PDF or printed copy) with your new or renewal membership.

PHSNE membership renewals for the coming year are sent starting in July to meet the September 1 deadline. Look for renewal reminders in your email, the September Snap Shots newsletter, and the phsne.org website.

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Coming Up

June 5 – Vladimir Khazan on the camera firm Ihagee and the Exakta

PHSNE Snap Shots and monthly meetings pause during July & August. The September Snap Shots arrives in late August; the next meeting in early September.

Check the PHSNE website for updates, email notices, and new features. Don’t forget to take pictures. Got film?


A Big Thank You!

To everyone who participated in this year’s Photographica 89 Sale, Show, and PHSNE Auction

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

Dealers contact show manager John Dockery through the