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“But the impact of these faces and the bodies is jarring, even alienating. The
sitters’ motivations for these enormous changes are undoubtedly personal and
deeply felt, but the enormity of that transgressive action challenges us as the
viewer to sort out our own ideas about beauty and gender.”W.M. Hunt
Are we at a point in history where we are beginning to define not only our own concept of beauty, but of physicality itself? What choices do we make? Is beauty informed by contemporary culture? By history? Or is it defined by the surgeon’s hand?
Phillip Toledano lives and works in New York City. He has published three monographsthe most recent, Days With My Father, was received with critical acclaim.
|Publisher:||Lewis, Dewi Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||11.30(w) x 14.70(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Phillip Toledano: Phillip Toledano was born in 1968. His work is primarily socio-political, and varies in medium, from photography to installation. His installation project, ‘America, the gift shop’, was shown at the Center for Photography at Woodstock. The premise: If George Bush’s foreign policy had a souvenir shop, what would it sell?
Toledano has published three previous books: Bankrupt (Twin Palms, 2005), Phonesex (Twin Palms, 2008), and Days With My Father (Chronicle, 2010).
His work has appeared in Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Harpers, Esquire, GQ, Wallpaper, The London Times, The Independent Magazine, Le Monde, and Interview magazine, amongst others.
W.M. Hunt: W.M. Hunt is a photography collector, curator and consultant. Hunt has been collecting photography for over 35 years. He is a professor at the School of Visual Arts and serves on the boards of the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund, AIPAD, and The Center for Photography at Woodstock.