The Photographic Historical Society Names Scott Program Chair


Media Contact: Sharon Bloemendaal, 585-288-6359,

Rochester, NY– The Photographic Historical Society has named Martin Scott to be the Program Chairman of PhotoHistory XVI that will take place in Rochester, New York on October 10-12, 2014. Scott held the Program Chairman position for the previous PhotoHistory symposium held in 2011.

The call for papers ended on March 31, 2014 and produced papers from USA, Canada, Germany, England, and Australia covering, a broad spectrum of subjects including photographic processes, apparatus, sociology, stereoscopy, architecture, manufacturing, and space photography. “As we build our plans for the coming meeting, we look back now over the forty years we have offered these symposia,” Scott said.

Further details concerning the program and attendance costs will be released during the summer months.

PhotoHistory XVI, the world’s only continuous symposium on the history of photography, will contain a full day of presentations followed by a next day of browsing at a photographic trade show which attracts dealers from North America and internationally. The most recent PhotoHistory XV was held in October 2011 and drew about 200 visitors from the Americas, Europe, Australia and Japan.

The symposium’s venue, George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, combines the world’s leading collections of photography and film housed within the stately landmark Colonial Revival mansion that was George Eastman’s home from 1905 to 1932. The Museum is a National Historic Landmark.

The Photographic Historical Society of Rochester, NY, is the first organized society devoted to photographic history and the preservation of photo antiques. Founded in 1966, it has a membership of about 90 individuals.  For more information see the Society’s web site at

April 11, 2014
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