This collection consists of prints, negatives, slides and color transparencies of Mexico as well as printed materials. Also
included are photographs of the 1969 UC Extension class "Project FIND" taught by Ansel Adams.
Alissa Goldring was born in Manhattan, and says that "Early on, I was allowed to use the family box camera and then was lucky
enough to be given my first camera (an Argus). Ever since I have loved taking photos and looking at photos." She finished
her formal education in New York City, majoring in art at Brooklyn College. After teaching art in a school not far from where
she lived in Westchester County just north of the City, she moved with her daughter and son to Mexico City on New Year's Eve
in 1954, where she pursued photography for seventeen years. Working as a free-lance photographer, she took pictures of children
and families, and took on jobs for newspapers, magazines, and advertising agencies. The Alissa Goldring Photography archive
covers those years in Mexico, 1955-1970.
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