About the Book
For a photographer, Panama affords not just gorgeous vistas but streets of gold. Why gold? Because at every turn, around every corner, there is life. It is happening all day long, every day. These streets are rich, but not in money. They have something else going for them -- a life that is hard fought. Walking those streets has given me the chance to see and experience the culture of Panama. They are the Vistas y Calles De Oro -- "pure gold".
Now in his 20th year as a photojournalist, Miami Beach based Andrew Kaufman is an award winning photographer with a unique zeal for life that comes across not only in his photography but in everything he does. Andrew's images are as diverse as his interests. As an avid surfer, diver and swimmer, the ocean and ecology play a big part in Andrew's life and work. In search of new aquatic adventures Andrew has traveled to literally every corner of the world (more than 40 countries on 4 continents) producing fascinating portraits, news, features and travel adventure stories along the way. Andrew's portfolio is much like a portrait of himself and his life's experiences.