The Photographic Historical Society of New England (PHSNE) welcomes anyone interested in the history of photography - cameras, lenses, processes, and images of all kinds - plus the aesthetic, technological and sociological impact of photography in New England and around the world. Our monthly meetings (check the calendar for more details) include presentations from invited speakers, images and equipment show-and-tell from members' collections, mini-auctions and discussions on all things photographic. Those interested in joining PHSNE are encouraged to attend a meeting to learn more about what we do -- and first-year memberships are 1/2 price!
Learn how an art museum goes about creating a photography collection. PHSNE member Stephen Jareckie has been Consulting Curator of Photography at the Fitchburg Art Museum (FAM) since 1996, after retiring from a 35-year career as Curator of Photography at the Worcester Art Museum. With 58 years of photography collection experience, Jareckie will use two signature images from FAM's holdings to describe how the collection has evolved since the museum began collecting in 1981, while reflecting on how collecting photographs have moved from a specialized niche into the fine art mainstream.
Don't miss this opportunity to learn from one of the most experienced photography curators around. Our meetings begin around 1pm and Jareckie's talk will start at 1:30pm Sunday, June 2, 2019, at the Women's Club Workshop, 72 Columbus Street, Newton Highlands.
PHSNE meetings are free and open to the public on the first Sunday of the month from September to June. Which means this meeting will be the last one until September 2019. So ... don't miss it, and mark your calendars for the next one on Sunday, September 8th (we're not meeting over Labor Day Weekend). Get more info on our website: http://phsne.org/