Friday, September 16, 2011

Free symposium - PhotoHistory XV

The Photographic Historical Society (TPHS) has announced that students are
invited to attend at no cost PhotoHistory XV, the world¹s only continuous
symposium on the history of photography. The symposium will be held in
Rochester, NY, at George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography
and Film on October 21-23, 2011.

³We want to encourage participation by younger potential historians and this
seems like a perfect way to do that,² says Martin Scott, president of The
Photographic Historical Society and general chairman of PhotoHistory XV.
Scott explained that the students would only have to show a student ID card
and fill out an advanced registration form that can be found at The
Photographic Historical Society¹s website: The free
admission applies to the presentation of papers at George Eastman House on
October 22 and to the Photographica Trade Show and sale at the DoubleTree
Hotel, Rochester on October 23, 2011. ³We think that this is a winning idea
for all concerned,² Scott concludes.

The most recent PhotoHistory XIV was held in October 2009 and was the last
on the traditional three-year interval, which first began in 1970. The two
­year frequency for the symposium was suggested and voted on by attendees at
the 2009 event that drew more than 200 visitors from the Americas, Europe,
Australia and Japan.

The Photographic Historical Society of Rochester, NY, is the world¹s first
organized society devoted to photographic history and the preservation of
photo antiques. Founded in 1966, TPHS has a membership of about 120
individuals. For more information see the Society¹s web site at