Phillip Toledano: Days With My Father

Posted on July 23, 2008 Under Art

Photographers can sometimes try to hard to imbue their photos meaning. Not Phillip Toledano. Though he has previously produced series on a number of different subjects — phone sex, video gamers, the Arctic — his latest is a very personal photographic journey. After his mother passed away, Toledano began to take photos of his 97-year-old father with dementia, to keep, as he writes, “a record of my father, and of our relationship.” In his collection, “Days With My Father”, the images are powerful without being self-conscious, and the brief statements he writes next to some give us a glimpse into the deep character of the man he is capturing on film. It’s all the more heart-wrenching because you can see that man slipping away.