Sunday, September 21, 2008

About Face

You can't choose your family. Rafael Goldchain chose to become his. His somber self-portraits illustrate and honor his relatives who struggled through and occasionally fled World War-era Europe. In his wonderful new book, I Am My Family, he makes himself the face of a different generation. His physical transformations allow him to recreate and reinvent Goldchains of the past -- and for us to rediscover this part of history though this incredibly personal lens.

I Am My Family by Rafael Goldchain, available Oct. 1 for $40 from Princeton Architectural Press.

(This one looks like an aged Jonathan Ames).

All Photos by Rafael Goldchain


Paul Pincus said...

this is fantastic. once again, thank you for the intro!

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Joanna Goddard said...

he looks JUST like jonathan ames! so funny.