PHSNE’s Photographica has been a tradition in the Boston area since 1973. It is the largest event of its kind in New England. Sponsored by the Photographic Historical Society of New England (PHSNE), Photographica is a full-day celebration of classic and contemporary photography. Attendees can browse and buy images, antique and modern film cameras, lenses, and other photographic equipment and ephemera from the dawn of photography to the present day. Don’t miss it!

2022 Photographica 89 Details

SHOW DATE: Saturday, April 23, 2022

LOCATION: Newton North High School, 457 Walnut Street, Newton, Massachusetts

SHOW HOURS: 9:00AM–4:00PM — Auction Preview 4:00PM–4:30PM — Auction begins at 4:30PM and goes until all lots are sold.

Check out the 2022 PHSNE Auction listings here.


REGULAR ADMISSION: Adults $5; PHSNE members, students, photography teachers, and active military (IDs, please) attend FREE

- Vending machines, coffee, plus ice cream and cake at 1:00PM will available onsite. There is a Starbucks, a supermarket, and many eateries within walking distance.
- DOLLAR TABLE opens at 11:00AM
- SHOW TABLES close at 4:00PM
- Auction preview 4:00PM – 4:30PM
- PHSNE auction (100+ lots): 4:30PM until done, featuring auctioneer Marti Jones.
- Want more details? Visit The Ultimate Photographica #89 FAQ here.

DEALERS: There’s still time to reserve a table at Photographica 89!
The cost is $100. Setup is Friday, April 22th from 3:00PM to 6:00PM ONLY.

For details please review the frequently asked questions section below and if you still have questions or concerns reach out by using the contact form here.

COVID-19 Information

The city of Newton, Massachusetts Mayor’s Newsletter lifting Indoor mask mandate– 
There is strong evidence and public belief that the COVID pandemic is under containment. The Mayor of Newton has lifted the indoor mask mandate. Current infection metrics should give us confidence that Photographica 89 will take place at Newton North High School on April 23, 2022. Please check the above link for updates to local COVID-19 guidelines.

Photographica FAQs

Contact the show manager, John Dockery through our contact form for requirements and information on table reservations.

Consignment of items is open to the public, provided space and time are available at the auction as determined solely by PHSNE.

Yes, the Photographica auction event is open to the public. Anyone may place a bid.

For a list of rules and other important auction documents, please visit the PHSNE auction page.

History of Photographica

The Photographica Show and Auction is the largest event of its kind in New England—a full-day celebration of mostly classic analog photography. The first Trade Show took place just six months after PHSNE's founding in 1973, and this popular event continues to attract visitors, collectors, dealers, buyers, and sellers from New England, across the country and around the world.

PHSNE members, students, and the public can browse and buy images, antique and modern film cameras, lenses, and other photographic equipment and ephemera from the 19th-century to the present day. Just one day this year – don’t miss this show!

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November 2022 Zoom meeting Nov 6, 2022 7:30 PM EST — Topic & presenter TBA 

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

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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