PHSNE’s Programs bring members together.
Our Meetups, Photographica, School Outreach, Publications, and Volunteering offer members many ways to share interests, discover new aspects of photo history, support the society’s many activities … and have fun at the same time!
PHSNE’s meetups are an essential part of the society, going back to its founding on April 8, 1973.
Our monthly virtual meetups bring photo historians, photographers, curators, authors, researchers, gallery owners, scientists, teachers, and other experts together with our members, sharing presentations, Q&A, and discussions on every aspect of photography and the people who created photo history.
Most meetups are scheduled for the first Sunday of the month.
Meetup details are published in snap shots by mail, email, and online.
Sign up now to receive email notification of upcoming meetings.
The Photographica Show and Auction is the largest event of its kind in New England—a full-day celebration of 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 a year – don’t miss this show!
PHSNE’s School Outreach supports photography programs at public and private schools, colleges, art institutes, and summer camps. Cameras and darkroom equipment donated to PHSNE allow us to help students discover the magic of working with film, learn darkroom practices, and explore alternative imaging processes, at no cost to institutions or students.
PHSNE volunteers inspect and organize donated cameras and darkroom tools, setting them aside for School Outreach Director Holly Worthington, who handles requests for cameras and equipment from photography programs and instructors. Students and instructors can also participate in PHSNE-sponsored camera demonstrations, exhibitions, meetings, and free admission to PHSNE’s Photographica Show and Auction.
Camera and equipment donations (35mm SLRs and darkroom equipment) to the program are always welcome. If you are downsizing or dealing with an estate, your photo equipment could be put to good use again and might be tax-deductible.
Institutions and photography instructors seeking cameras and equipment can contact the school outreach director Holly Worthington the link below.
When PHSNE’s first meeting took place on April 8, 1973, the first newsletter was published just a few days later. With different names, formats, schedules, printing, and distribution methods over the years, our newsletters and The New England Journal of Photographic History remain an integral part of PHSNE and its member community.
The current newsletter, snap shots, is published monthly (September – June), edited by Beverly Regelman, and mailed to members. She is always on the lookout for photography and photo history items for snap shots; you may contact her via the contact form.
Back issues are available as downloadable PDF in the snap shots archives.
The New England Journal of Photographic History, or the PHSNE Journal, is published annually, guided by Publications Committee members John Felix and Ron Polito. The topics, research, writing, photography, design, and production quality make The Journal a must-have for members. PHSNE members receive The Journal by mail as part of their membership benefits.
You can find details on back issues starting with #171 (2013) on the Journal Archive.
Supplementary material for some issues is available in PDF format online.
The Journal is on sale in print-on-demand or downloadable high-resolution PDF versions at MagCloud.
Small organizations like PHSNE depend on the generosity of members to support the activities and goals of the society.
Membership dues, donations, and other fund-raising activities keep PHSNE going financially.
But the most valuable gift a member can offer is volunteering, working together with other members to sustain, build, and grow programs and activities that benefit the society and the public.
Join us by sharing your skills, knowledge, and experience to achieve the society’s mission and goals.