Documentary – Rafael Goldchain

This presentation will try to tie together a series of projects made over the length of my career. Each project features unique narratives, subjects, and working processes. I will try to weave a unifying narrative that includes autobiography, place and time, the social, historical and the personal. In my later work self-portraiture, metaphor, and poetry are interrelated.

From early documentary style work in Latin America, through studio self-portraits to my current landscape work I will try to show the thread that unites disparate projects.

About the speaker

Rafael Goldchain is a Canadian Toronto-based photographer. He earned a Master of Arts – Art History (University of Toronto, 2017), a Master of Fine Arts (York University, 2000), and a Bachelor of Applied Arts (Metropolitan Toronto University (formerly Ryerson U) 1980).

Rafael Goldchain’s photographs have been published in several books, including Ann Thomas and John McElhone’s The Extended Moment (Canadian Photography Institute, National Gallery of Canada, 2018), Andrea Kunard’s Photography in Canada 1960-2000 (Canadian Photography Institute. Rafael’s photographs have been exhibited across Canada, the United States, Chile, Cuba, Germany, France, Italy, the Czech Republic, and México. His work is included in public and private collections including the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, the National Gallery of Canada, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Portland Art Museum, and the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego.

Goldchain teaches in the Honours Bachelor of Photography at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

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