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Judith Golden archive

Identifier: AG 158

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Scope and Contents

The Judith Golden archive is made up of two series: Activity files, n.d., 1975-1996 and Unprocessed materials and memorabilia, n.d., circa 1979.

Series 1, Activity files, contains reviews, publications, financial materials, publications, lectures, exhibition materials, project information, interviews, resume materials, and information on photographic equipment and suppliers.

Series 2, Unprocessed materials and memorabilia, consists of unprocessed new materials which include correspondence, exhibition materials, teaching materials, publications, photographic materials, and memorabilia.


  • 1975-1996


Language of Materials

Material in English

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

Copyright to Golden’s papers and photographs are held by the photographer. Contact the Archivist for further information.

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission from the copyright owner (which could be the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates or literary executors) prior to any copyright-protected uses of the collection.

The user agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Arizona Board of Regents, the University of Arizona, Center of Creative Photography, including its officers, employees, and agents, from and against all claims made relating to copyright or other intellectual property infringement

Biographical Note

Born on November 29, 1934 in Chicago Illinois, Judith Greene Golden is an American photographer and has explored themes in her work such as issues of gender, identity, popular culture and the influence of the media. Golden grew up on the South side of Chicago and she attributes her curiosity regarding other cultures and countries to this early experience in a multicultural neighborhood. As a child she attended classes at the Art Institute of Chicago and in 1973 she graduated from the School of the Art Institute with a B.F.A. degree. In 1975, she earned her M.F.A. from the University of California, Davis where she studied with William Wiley, Manuel Neri, Roy DeForest, and Robert Arneson.

From 1975 to 1979 she taught with Robert Heinecken at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her style of photography was in part influenced by the Hollywood style and era. Using multimedia tools, her photographs offer a satirical commentary on the superficial world of entertainment and celebrities.

In 1981 Golden accepted a faculty position with the Art Department at the University of Arizona in Tucson. This new position introduced Golden to the different cultures of the Native American tribes in Arizona. Specifically, the rituals of using masks to conceal an individual to later reveal a more universal spirit influenced her work and became a central theme in many of her photographs.

Judith Golden has had shows all around the world and her photos have been exhibited in museums such as the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, among others. Golden has received numerous grants and awards including the National Endowment for the Arts, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, and the Polaroid Corporation. She is featured in The History of Women Photographers, by Naomi Rosenblum, Seizing the Light: A History of Photography, by Robert Hirsch, and other writings on contemporary photography.

Judith Golden gifted the CCP her archives in 1996.

Her website is


5 Boxes

Metadata Rights Declarations

  • License: This record is made available under an Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Creative Commons license.


Papers and publications, 1975-1996, of the photographer and teacher Judith Golden (1934- ). Includes correspondence, exhibition materials, teaching materials, writings, biographical information, clippings, publications, financial records, and memorabilia. The collection is active.


The Collection is arranged into the following series:

  1. Series 1: Activity files, n.d., 1975-1996, 3 boxes
  2. Series 2: Unprocessed materials and memorabilia, n.d., circa 1979, 2 boxes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was a gift from Judith Golden beginning in 1996.


Acquisitions to the collection from Judith Golden were made in 1997, 1999, and 2000.

Related Materials

The CCP Fine Prints collection contains prints by Judith Golden, and several works currently on loan to the CCP.

Processing Information

The finding aid was updated by Tai Huesgen in 2021.

Judith Golden archive 1975-1996
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Repository Details

Part of the Center for Creative Photography Archives Repository

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Tucson Arizona 85721 United States