About Mildred Alpern

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, a graduate of Girls Latin School, Boston University summa cum laude and phi beta kappa, and Columbia University Teachers College. A former teacher of modern European History and a consultant for the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program, publishing articles and student guides. Then, a digital camera Christmas present piqued interest in photographing the Christo and Jean-Claude project The Gates in Central Park in 2005. Photography passion created an avid shooter, upgrading from point and shoot, to interchangeable lenses. Self taught, an observer and recorder of landscapes and cityscapes whose treks across New York City parks and streets lead to discovery and mirth.

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