The Valley Photo Center

Virtual Gallery

                                                         November, 2020

Alan Goldsmith is a former professional photographer who specialized in editorial assignments for large corporations, national and regional magazines, and academia over a 40-year period. Here in New England, his clients included: Champion International, Connecticut Magazine, Digital Equipment Corporation, Emerson College, MIT, New England Monthly, Polaroid, and WFSB-TV3. 

Coincidentally, the three major companies listed above went out of business not long after they stopped hiring Alan :)

From 1995-2002, Mr. Goldsmith was Manager of Photographic Services at Rutgers University in New Jersey. There, he won major national awards for four consecutive years including honors as Photographer of the Year (2000) from both the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, and the University Photographers’ Association of America.

Mr. Goldsmith’s first book, If Roses Were the Only Flower, is a part reverent, part humorous take on diversity published this summer. He is currently working on a second, larger collection of his photography that he hopes will be in print by the end of the year.

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"As a photographer, I am drawn to the play of light, strong graphics, whimsy, and ambiguity. Since 2015, an additional focus has been on the layering of images in composite photography. The polar opposite of the pre-visualization technique pioneered by Ansel Adams, it produces a rich complexity, unusual color palettes, and unexpected motifs — none of which I could have imagined at the start. That is what I find so exciting."

The images shown in this gallery represent work dating back to February when the pandemic was just on the verge of completely disrupting American lives.

October, 2020

Barbara Krawczyk is an advanced photography hobbyist who lives in Westfield, MA.  Her work has been featured in numerous VPC Open shows, local galleries and publications.  She holds the PPSA and EPSA designations from the Photographic Society of America.  Barb is president of the Westfield Camera Club and is judge coordinator and exhibition standards manager for the Springfield (MA) Photographic Society.

She traveled to Colombia, South America last January and was able to “capture” many unique birds, some of which are displayed here.  

September, 2020
Jeff Green is a fine art photographer based on Long Island, New York.  His images are captured in a variety of locations throughout the US, Europe and the Caribbean.  He handles the complete workflow of each image, from capture to print.  You can find his photography at www.jdgfineart.com

In this show each row is a set of related images that convey a sense of energy, light and color for a different subject – ranging from flora, to the ocean, to trees, to abstractions created in his home studio, and finally to more “traditional” landscapes. 

Jeff was scheduled to have an exhibit in the gallery in September, but because the gallery is still closed until we get to Phase 4 he is being featured in our virtual gallery. We'll reschedule his show when the gallery opens so you can see his beautiful prints.

August, 2020
The August show features the work of Diane Savioli-Chase. Diane is the Valley Photo Center volunteer coordinator and is on the board of directors. 
                                                              July, 2020
The July show features some images by members of the International Association of Panoramic Photographers,  For more information about them and their conference that will be held next fall in Rochester, NY click here.
June, 2020
Because we can't open the gallery during the virus stay-at-home order we are offering  virtual gallery shows. For June, 2020 the show is entitled "The Tree" by D. John McCarthy. There is a big Maple tree in my yard and as I walk to the stairs that lead to my studio I often stop and make a photograph of it. This is a collection of those photographs.

May, 2020

For our May, 2020 virtual gallery show we featured the work of Cologne, Germany photographer Uwe Peißert. Uwe (pronounced Oooh-Va) is a retired tax judge from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and an avid photographer. He has traveled all over the world over the years to make photographs. One of his favorite trips has been to photograph wildlife on safari in Africa. He also likes to photograph models in his home studio in Cologne.  This month's show is a tiny sampling of some of thousands of photographs he has made.