Ordering Information

$49.95, 10″ x 11″, hardcover, 288 pages, full color images
ISBN: 978-0-915916-26-9
To pre-purchase copies contact the New Hampshire Historical Society.

Telephone: 603-856-0621
Email: store@nhhistory.org

New Hampshire Now: A Photographic Diary of Life in the Granite State

Introduction by Howard Mansfield
Photographs by New Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists, coordinated by Gary Samson

About the Book

Inspired by the Farm Security Administration photography project to document life in America during the Great Depression, the New Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists and the New Hampshire Historical Society joined forces to undertake a three-year project to record daily life in the Granite State. This book is the result of forty-six photographers covering the seven regions of the state, capturing thousands of images that create a twenty-first-century portrait of the people, places, culture, and events in New Hampshire. The body of work created not only illustrates this book but is also featured in eight exhibitions around the state in the fall of 2021 and ultimately archived at the New Hampshire Historical Society in Concord, New Hampshire. The following institutions made this project possible: the Belknap Mill Society; the Davidow Center for Art and Design, Colby Sawyer College; the Historical Society of Cheshire County; the Millyard Museum, Manchester Historic Association; the Museum of the White Mountains, Plymouth State University; the New Hampshire Historical Society; the New Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists; the Portsmouth Historical Society; and the Tillotson Center. Peter E. Randall Publisher is pleased to provide design and project management for this title.
Lead Corporate Sponsors: New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp and affiliates — Meredith Village Savings Bank, Merrimack County Savings Bank, Savings Bank of Walpole, and NH Trust Financial Advisors.
With additional contributions from: Monadnock Paper Mills, Puritan Press, Red River Paper, and the Kimball Jenkins School of Art.

About the New Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists

The New Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists (NHSPA) was established by photographer and publisher Peter Randall in 1999 to serve, support, educate, and promote fine art photographers. Over the years, NHSPA has sponsored annual exhibits for its members, held photographic retreats in the White Mountains and on the Isles of Shoals, and fostered the creative and technical growth of its members through numerous presentations and workshops by member and guest artists. NHSPA is a 100% volunteer-run organization that welcomes new members interested in a community focused on photography as a fine art medium.
This publication is the result of many of its members’ voluntary efforts to work together with the New Hampshire Historical Society to photographically document and archive a visual record of life in the state during a specific period of time in the twenty-first century.

About the New Hampshire Historical Society

Founded in 1823, the New Hampshire Historical Society has been preserving our state’s past and telling its stories to each generation for nearly two centuries. Its extensive collections related to New Hampshire’s history include 2 million pages of archives, 35,000 objects, and 250,000 photographs.
Each year the Society uses its vast collections to serve thousands of members and visitors through its research library, museum, website, publications, exhibitions, and public programs. Its school programs touch the lives of children from virtually every community in the state every year.
The Society is an independent, nonprofit, member-supported organization, not a government-funded agency.