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. You may view sample covers of past issues on this site. Once you become a member you may have full access to past publications.

Events & More

The MiPHS Annual Meeting & 50th Anniversary Member Recognition Event was held on October 22, 2022 at the University of Michigan's WIlliam L. Clements Library. Click on the link below to hear the presentation. You will then need to enter a passcode: 4x6.G9p?



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.

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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.