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Product Details

  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton Archit.Press; 1 edition (July 29 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1568987382
  • ISBN-13: 978-1568987385
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 2.2 x 26 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 748 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #225,958 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Born in Santiago, Chile, artist Rafael Goldchain is the program coordinator of the Applied Photography Program at Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Oakville, Ontario. Goldchain's photographs have been exhibited internationally and his work is held in numerous private and public collections including the Bibliothèque Nationale of France, the Canadian Museum for Contemporary Photography, and New York's Museum of Modern Art.


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Although I could clearly have an immediate bias, independent of my connection to the author is the wonderfully unique way in which he has approached and defined the concept of genealogy. Who says history, or history in the making, can't be fun? Rafael Goldchain's creativity and expertise have led him, and his masterful work, around the globe--this exhibition and the hard copy that evolved from it in the form of I am my Family are evidence of his exclusive, yet inclusive, look at family stories and personalities, Old Country and New World, wealthy and raggedly poor, domestic and professional. I am my Family is at once a story, and many stories, told through layers of research, concept development and fruitful result, and the simple desire to know one's roots in history. I highly recommend this book! Well done, Rafi!
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I highly recommend this book if you appreciate fine art photography. It's amazing how Rafael plays the part of his family and by using a large format black and white film camera, it really brings this work to life.
You will love this book.
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It is a splendid and exceptional work of art.
I highly reccomend it.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9c2226e4) out of 5 stars 5 reviews
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HASH(0x9cf40144) out of 5 stars Fabulous - mature - engaging - enjoyable!!! Oct. 31 2008
By horsedesigner - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The care and attention to the details in the text, the images, the reproductions, the production notes, and the historical references are fabulous!!!

The book is an intimate look into how a true artist thinks, processes, develops and completes a project. As a graduate level photographic educator Rafael's book is an ideal example for MFA students who aspire to developing a world class thesis.

This book shows how photography and digital imaging can be used hand-in-hand to create inspiring images.

I will treasure this book for year's to come.
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HASH(0x9cf40198) out of 5 stars I AM MY FAMILY Dec 6 2008
By Emilio Goldchain - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I FIND THIS TO BE A FASCINATING BOOK.
THE PHOTOGRAPHS ARE VERY IMPRESSIVE, BRINGING NOSTALGIC FEELINGS.
IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING THAT THE CREATIVITY SHOWN BY RAFAEL GOLDCHAIN IN IMPERSONATING HIS ANCESTORS IS OVERWHELMING.
BY THE WAY, RAFAEL GOLDCHAIN IS MY ELDER SON.
HASH(0x9cf405d0) out of 5 stars the artistic and creative efforts put into this volume of portraits is impossible to adequately describe except to say "simply w Dec 7 2014
By Astroguy - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a truly outstanding and unique volume! The technical quality of the portraits is absolutely superb. Beyond that, the artistic and creative efforts put into this volume of portraits is impossible to adequately describe except to say "simply wonderful!" I don't want to spoil the surprise. You just have to see it. The only book like this in our entire collection!
HASH(0x9cf405b8) out of 5 stars Hear from Rafael Dec 2 2008
By Heidi Estrin - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I had the pleasure of interviewing Rafael Goldchain about his work for my podcast, The Book of Life. You can hear about the genesis of his portraiture on the November 2008 episode, "Tribalism" at [...]
HASH(0x9cf40a80) out of 5 stars I like the book Feb. 10 2014
By Helen - Published on Amazon.com
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I can see my family in this book, it was an iteresting visual testimoy with very good photographies of the author as a protagonist of his own rooths


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