Snap Shots

Snap Shots May 2022

The May 2022 Snap Shots features author Philip Pressel’s May 1st Zoom meeting presentation on the formerly top-secret Hexagon KH-9 spy satellite’s stereo cameras. Also — more cameras: the Kodak 3A Folding Pocket for postcards, and a 130-year-old wood bellows camera serving as a coffee table. Exhibits: Wellesley’s Davis Museum

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Gordon Parks' iconic "American Gothic" (Ella Watson), 1942; part of a gift of 600 images to the Portland (ME) Museum of Art from Judy Glickman Lauder, January, 2022.

Snap Shots April 2022 – Photographica Edition

After three years of COVID lockdowns and social distancing, PHSNE’s 89th Photographica Show is back and better than ever. Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 23, 2022, at Newton North High School, 457 Walnut St. in Newtonville, MA. 7:00 AM Early Birds $20; 9:00 AM General Admission $5; 4 PM

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Snap Shots March 2022

The March 2022 Snap Shots features Eric Luden, CEO of Digital Silver Imaging, who will present “Tips on Digitizing Your Archive” Sunday, March 6, 2022 at 7:30PM on Zoom. Among his tips are scanning do’s and don’ts for a successful archiving project along with a Q&A. Other items in this issue

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Exhibit image from "Light and Legacy: The Art and Techniques of Edward Curtis" in Scottsdale, AZ, through spring 2023.

Snap Shots February 2022

The February 2022 Snap Shots features Terri Cappucci’s Zoom presentation on how she rescued thousands of glass negatives from the trash, and the steps she took to restore and preserve them, along with hard-won advice on how to keep images safe. Other stories include: a Photographica romance started in 1996;

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Four mirror design in a flat-panel projection display

Snap Shots January 2022

Happy New Year! The January 2022 Snap Shots features a Zoom presentation by Lev Sakin, noted optical designer and engineer, for the January 9, 2022, meeting. Sakin’s career includes working at LOMO in St. Petersburg, Russia; General Scientific in Ann Arbor, MI; and in Wilton, CT, where he co-founded Optical

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AP 175: Nelson Mandela freed, 1990

Snap Shots December 2021

The December 2021 Snap Shots is our Happy Holidays edition. It starts with a special Zoom meeting on December 5 featuring the members’ “Show ‘n’ Tell,” sharing their favorite cameras, images, or what-have-you with the audience online. It’s engaging, fun, and occasionally hilarious. Don’t miss it! Other items in this issue

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Left Behind: Afghan Studio Portraits

Snap Shots November 2021

The November 2021 Snap Shots features Dr. Anthony Hamber’s presentation on “The Rise of Photographic Illustration 1839-1880” from England,   November 7, via Zoom. Other articles: a new collection of African-American photographer’s work at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC; the Kodak Scout cameras; the Minolta Weathermatic A; “Left Behind:

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National Parrk Foundation Grand Prize Winner

Snap Shots October 2021

The October 2021 Snap Shots features PHSNE member Vladimir Khazan’s Zoom presentation on “Zeiss-Ikon: History and Products from 1846-1945” at the October 3rd meeting. Other articles: the National Park Foundation grand prize-winning photo, taken by Mark Gruenhaupt, captures the Milky Way Galaxy above a camping area in the San Juan

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An image from "Loving"

Snap Shots September 2021

The September 2021 Snap Shots features collectors and co-authors Hugh Nini and Neal Treadwell’s Zoom meeting presentation on their book “Loving: A Photographic History of Men in Love” Sunday, September 12. Published in 2020, the book is based on their collection of 3200 vintage photos from 1850 to 1950 showing romantic,

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"Young girl with painted background c. 1848-50" by Samuel Broadbent

Snap Shots June 2021

The June 2021 Snap Shots features a Zoom meeting presentation by curator and archivist Edith Cuerrier on “The Gabriel Cromer Collection at the George Eastman Museum,” Sunday, June 6. Cuerrier will discuss the French collector Gabriel Cromer, the scope of the collection and its path to the George Eastman Museum, and

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Dora Goodman 3D-printed medium format camera

Snap Shots May 2021

The May 2021 Snap Shots features Nicole Hudgins, author of “The Gender of Photography,” who will give a Zoom meeting presentation on her book Sunday, May 2, 2021. The talk explores why and how 19th-century photographic institutions insisted on masculine values and authority, and how women engaged with photography despite that

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Street View Looking North from Office, Harvard Shaker Village, Courtesy of Hamilton College Special Collections

Snap Shots April 2021

The April 2021 Snap Shots features a little-known group of amateur photographers from Ayer, Massachusetts, who documented the historic Harvard Shaker Village (above) in the late 19th- and early 20th-century. Ned Quist, a retired librarian and woodworker interested in Shaker furniture, will present his research on this group at the Zoom

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Coming Up

May 1 — Philip Pressel & the Hexagon KH-9 Spy Satellite Stereo Camera
June 5 — Vladimir Khazan on the Exakta

To everyone who participated in this year’s Photographica 89 — Thank You!

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

Dealers: Contact Show Manager John Dockery

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Coming Up

May 1 – Philip Pressel & the Hexagon KH-9 Spy Satellite Stereo Camera

June 5 – Vladimir Khazan on the Exakta

A Big Thank You

To everyone who participated in the years’ Photographica 89!

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

Dealers contact show manager John Dockery through the