Unfortunate Male by John Hanning chronicles Hanning's diagnosis with AIDS with his medical records, writings, and photographs. This is the second edition of Unfortunate Male. 'I was diagnosed with AIDS on January 24, 1995 and soon after I was told I might have six months to live and needed to decide what I wanted to happen to my remains. Eight months later I requested copies of my medical records.' —John Hanning
Unfortunate Male is a meditation on memory. Why do we remember some things and not others? Do memories sustain us or ruin us? Is it possible to rewrite or reenact memories? How do photographs and medical forms—relics of sorts—facilitate or challenge our ability to remember and tell stories?