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!

2023 Photographica 90 Details

SHOW DATE: Saturday, April 22, 2023

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.

The 2023 PHOTOGRAPHICA 90 Ultimate FAQs in PDF (printable) are here

Check out last year's 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.

DEALERS: Now is the to reserve a table at Photographica 90!

Contact Show Manager John Dockery by using the

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

Please check the link below for updates on 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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photographica show and auction participants


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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