A Fleeting Sense of Happiness. Photographs by Phillip Toledano
An exhibition by Haus der Photographie / Deichtorhallen Hamburg hosted by Deutsches Hygiene-Museum
The photographs of Phillip Toledano explore aspects of our human existence to which most of us tend to give a wide berth, suppress, or banish from our thoughts altogether: age, the act of bidding farewell, mortality, traumatic memories, and agonising anxieties about the future or, indeed, the change in our notions of ourselves as human beings prompted by the possibilities afforded by continual developments in medical technology.
The exhibition showcased six series of photographs featuring a total of some 160 photographs taken between 2001 and 2014, and Joshua Seftel’s documentary entitled The Many sad Fates of Mr. Toledano (2015).