Our Members

MiPHS coordinates casual monthly drop-in gatherings, as well as periodic presentations and collector shows supporting interests in past, present, and future photographic pursuits.

The Photogram

Our newsletter, The Photogram, is published four times a year and is sent to active members.

Events & More


Photographica Show & Sale
Sunday, October 16   10 am - 3 pm
Elks Hall, Royal Oak: 2401 E. Fourth Street, Royal Oak, MI 48067
Vendors: there's still time to reserve a table!

Annual Members Meeting
Saturday, October 22  from 1 - 4 pm
Clements Library Reading Room University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Registration information to come.

Established 1972

Michigan Photographic Historical Society (MiPHS) grew out of a hasty organizational meeting at the May 1972 Ohio Camera Collectors Society show as the result of a discussion about a national organization of photographic collectors.  The MiPHS organizing group pointed out the need for a formal organization and more members.  That meeting occurred on June 24, 1972.  At this meeting, the basic aims and activities were discussed and officers were elected. The Photogram was established as the chronicle of the organization at the first annual meeting in June 1973.  The MiPHS was incorporated as a non-profit corporation in Michigan on 23 October 1973. It received IRS 501(c)3 status on March 10, 1978.


Next Steps...

Now's your chance to join the Michigan Photographic Historical Society! Click the link and complete the form to become a member today.