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Contemporary Color Photography

"where magic interferes with reality"
June 1 - July 1, 2001

Opening Reception
June 1, 7:00-9:00pm

Alan D. Entin, Ph.D., is a pioneer in the use of photographs and albums in psychotherapy to understand family relationships.

Dr. Entin has written numerous professional and popular articles on family photography, including a column on for the Associated Press and a catalogue essay for the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, VA, on The Family as Subject: Photographs by Emmett Gowin and David Levinson. In conjunction with the exhibition "Imagining Families: Images and Voices" at the National African American Museum of the Smithsonian Institution he delivered a lecture "Documenting Existence: The Importance of Family Photographs." His work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, Richmond Times-Dispatch and most recently in Family Style, Richmond, VA, and First for Women. His photographs have been published in a number of books, newspapers, and magazines.


  • Virginia Society for the Photographic Arts, Crestar Bank Gallery, Richmond, VA. Juror: Stephen Perloff, editor, Photo Review, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Collage Invitational Exhibition, Jewish Community Center, Richmond, VA. Curator: Chuck Scalin, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Richmond, VA.

  • 2nd APA Art Exhibit of Psychologists' Work. American Psychological Association Executive Office and Reception Area, Washington D.C., May, 1995 - May, 1997. Jurors: Mary McCoy, artist and art critic, Washington Post, Andrea Pollan, director of the McLean Project for the Arts, and Komei Wachi, director and owner of Gallery K, Washington, DC.

  • Fires InSpires. One Person Exhibition. Hill Cafe and Gallery, Richmond, VA.

  • The Second Collage Invitational Exhibition. Jewish Community Center, Richmond, VA. Curator: Chuck Scalin, VCU, Richmond, VA.

  • Annual Small Works Juried Show, Best in Show (Tied), On the Hill Gallery, Yorktown, VA. Juror: Janet Gilmore - Bryan, Art Foundation Program, VCU, Richmond, VA.

  • Virginia Society for the Photographic Arts Portfolio Exhibition, Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, Hampton, VA. Juror: Brooks Johnson, Curator of Photography, Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA.

  • Peninsula Fine Arts Center Juried Exhibition 1996, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA. Juror: Sondra Freckelton, Artist.

  • Large Photos by the Winners of the Small Works Show, with Brenda Wright, On The Hill Cultural Arts Center, Yorktown, VA.

  • Virginia Society for the Photographic Arts Portfolio Show, Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, Hampton, VA. Juror: Carla Hanzal, Curator, Contemporary Arts Center of Virginia.

  • Judaic Show, Shooting Star Gallery, Suffolk, VA.

  • Invitational Miniature Exhibition, Jewish Community Center, Richmond, VA. Juror: Chuck Scalin, VCU, Richmond, VA.

  • Annual Holiday Show with Richmond Craftsman's Guild and Artspace, Artspace Gallery, Richmond, VA.

  • Artspace Thinks Small, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

  • Cheap Shots: Fine Art Photography from Toy Cameras, Jewish Community Center, Richmond, VA. Curator: Pam Shelor.

  • Artspace Council Invitational Show, Artspace Gallery, Richmond, VA.

    Artist Statement:

    The forthcoming exhibition (June 1 - July 1, 2001) will include images taken in Paris with a Holga Camera. A Holga camera, being a plastic toy camera with a plastic lens, yields a dreamlike, impressionistic imagery that is befitting Paris, the City of Lights. Light leaks, flair, distortion, fuzziness and double exposures, intentional and otherwise, are inherent in the photographs taken with a Holga. In a Style Weekly (February 8, 2000) review of the show Cheap Shots, Deborah McLeod wrote "France is a place where magic constantly interferes with formality..." I hope that the photographs represented in this exhibit will once again demonstrate the magic of Paris.

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    Read the show press release from May 18, 2001






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