At the beginning of 2001, photographer Phillip Toledano began taking pictures of recently abandoned offices, and the things people had left behind. He saw it as economic archeology. Phillip wanted to document the human cost while it was happening and he did.
“There is something very strange about walking into a recently abandoned office. The heavy, Pompeii-like stillness, punctuated only by the occasional sound of the air-conditioning, turning itself on. A coat-hanger waiting patiently for a coat. A limp happy-birthday balloon on the floor. A drawer stuffed with take-out menus. Everywhere, signs of life, interrupted.”
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