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See What the Critics Are Saying...


OAXACA: The Spirit of Mexico, Artisan Press, 2002 

Moon Handbooks, Bruce Whipperman, 2008:   "Simply the loveliest, most sensitively photographed and crafted coffee- table book of Mexico photography yet produced."

The Seattle Times, July 9, 2002:  "A delectable collection of images from a beautiful region...

The Seattle Times, July 7, 2002:  "her vivid photographs of Oaxaca...make you feel like you want to see Oaxaca for yourself."  Mary Ann Gwinn, Seattle Times book editor

Arizona Daily Star, June 23, 2002:  "Judith Cooper Haden and writer Matthew Jffe have accomplished the almost takes a genuine capture the gentle souls of the people who inhabit the region...the book is the next best thing to a personal tour."  "Oaxaca" is more than just another travel book. It is a visual celebration. "

Albuquerque Sunday Journal, June 23, 2002:  "if one phrase could describe this large-format book of photography, it would be a 'fiesta of colors."

The Chicago Sun Tribune, July 7, 2002:  "Photographer Judith Cooper Haden and writer Matthew Jaffe have achieved far more than a show-and-tell in this endearing hardcover,....they've comprehended the soul of a people and brought it vividly to life......."

Midwest Book Review, July 12, 2002:  "A wonderous book brimming with festive spirit...a vivid coffee-table extravaganza packed cover to cover with gorgeous photographs...a heady, joyous celebration of Mexican life and culture."

Mexico Connect (, by Bill Begalke, August 2002 :  "For those who love the country and people of Mexico, this is a book that reveals the hidden layers of a place but still leaves hope for more journeys of discovery...The photographic images of all these experiences of discovery are eloquent...let there be sequels."




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