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April Exhibit

New England Large Format Photography Collective

The Valley Photo Center Gallery, Upper Level, Tower Square, 1500 Main St. in Springfield, April exhibit featuring photographs by members of the New England Large Format Photography Collective will open on April 1 and a meet the artists reception will be on Sunday, April 29th from 1 to 4 PM.

The mission of the New England Large Format Photography Collective, is for it’s members to join together to share ideas, goals, and vision. They seek to achieve the highest possible standard in large format photographic expression, through the support of personal growth. They are committed to foster an open forum for the dispersion of knowledge, ideas, print-shares, technical demonstrations, fieldwork, and group exhibits employing disciplines of the past and the technology of tomorrow.

In addition to photographic prints there will also be images in our new digital photo gallery. Thanks to a generous grant from the Springfield Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, the gallery was able to buy six 43” 4K television monitors to display photographer’s work without the need for prints. 


Call For Images

May Open Submission/Student Open Submission Show


The Valley Photo Center is now accepting images for our May, 2018 Open Submission Shows. This year we'll be combining our Open Submission and Student Open Submission shows. We are are also for accepting digital images for display in our new digital gallery thanks in part to a grant from the Springfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass cultural Council, a state agency.

The Open Submission portion of the exhibit is open to the general pubic. Prints should be framed and ready to hang or digital images may be submitted on disc or thumb drive. There is a small entry fee for submissions and an entry form should be filled out.


Students may enter framed ready to hang prints, unmounted prints for use in our loaner frames, or digital files on disc or thumb drive. They also need to fill out an entry form. Photos will be judged in the following categories:

  • Best in Show
  • Peoples Choice Award
  • Best from each school
  • Best in each age category:
  • Elementary
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • College

Entries may be dropped off at the gallery or any of our sponsors.







Volunteers Docents Needed
The Valley Photo Center needs volunteer docents to open and close the gallery Monday through Friday from 11 AM until 2 PM. We especially need volunteers so we can open the gallery on Mondays again. Volunteers can enter photographs in our open submission shows for free and get free parking in the Tower Square garage. If you can work as little as a couple hours a day a few days a month please email valleyphotocenter@icloud.com or call D. John McCarthy at 413-455-5658. 


 Support the Valley Photo Center

We are a 501(c)3 - All Donations are Taxt Exemptible.  Please donate to help his provide free exhibits and programs. Are board and staff are all volunteers and all of your donations will go to support the Valley Photo Center. Just click on the contribute button below to donate or join.


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