Beautifully Broken

Rafael Goldchain

Images of crumbling and cracked columns and trees, knotted and grown into their surroundings, evince the body of a person who has created many memories. The mood is sombre yet there is underlying strength and optimism. Columns have tirelessly borne the weight of their load, while trees, traditional symbols of age and wisdom, grow ever stronger. The photographs are far from hopeless: They express the elegant balance between vulnerability and resilience. —Natalie MacNamara