Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Toni Hafkenscheid, Roller coaster, Santa Monica, CA, 2004
Toni Hafkenscheid, Roller coaster, Santa Monica, CA, 2004
2006 Featured Exhibition

Toni Hafkenscheid

April 27–May 27, 2006
Birch Libralato
129 Tecumseth St

Toronto-based Hafkenscheid explores the surreal
quality of famed tourist destinations. Although his
photographs depict actual landscapes, they
create, through use of in-camera focus and
exposure techniques, the illusion of model train
sets or architectural maquettes. Transforming
monuments of social weight into delicate, intricate
toys, he simultaneously deflates and exacerbates
their iconic power, challenging viewers to consider
how these architectures shape our sense of
identity, place, politics, and consciousness.

Scotiabank CONTACT
Photography Festival

80 Spadina Ave Suite 205
Toronto ON M5V 2J4
Gallery Hours
Tue-Fri 11am–5pm
The CONTACT Gallery
is wheelchair accessible.