Todd Hido, Montana, 2019
|Born||August 25, 1968|
Kent, Ohio, United States
|Education||B.F.A. – School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston |
M.F.A. – California College of the Arts
Life and work
Hido was born August 25, 1968, in Kent, Ohio, and graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School in 1986. He graduated in 1991 with a B.F.A. from Tufts University, in Medford, Massachusetts and School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Between 1991 and 1992 he studied at Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island. In 1996 he gained an M.F.A. from California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California.
Currently based in San Francisco, much of Hido's earlier work involves photographs of urban and suburban housing across the U.S.. He then started to include figures, mostly female nudes in interiors, and also to depict rural landscapes. In 2018, he released Bright Black World, his first work photographed outside the U.S. with environmental overtones.
Hido says he is influenced by Alfred Hitchcock, Edward Hopper, Stephen Shore, Robert Adams, Walker Evans, Nan Goldin, Emmet Gowin, Larry Sultan, Alfred Stieglitz, Andreas Gursky and Rineke Dijkstra. Commissioned by Italian brand Bottega Veneta, he photographed actress Lauren Hutton as well as models Joan Smalls and Vittoria Ceretti for the brand's spring/summer 2017 advertisements.
Publications by Hido
- House Hunting.
- Outskirts. Portland, OR: Nazraeli, 2002. ISBN 978-1590050286. Text by Luc Sante. Edition of 2000 copies.
- Taft Street. One Picture Book 6. Portland, OR: Nazraeli, 2001. ISBN 978-1590050170.
- Roaming. Portland, OR: Nazraeli, 2004. ISBN 978-1590050958 Edition of 3000 copies.
- Between the Two. Portland, OR: Nazraeli, 2006. ISBN 978-1590051764. Edition of 2000 copies.
- Crooked Cracked Tree in Fog. One Picture Book 60. Portland, OR: Nazraeli, 2009. ISBN 978-1-59005-292-1. Edition of 500 copies.
- Ohio. TBW Subscription Series #2. Oakland, CA: TBW, 2009. ASIN B0087G1LD4. Edition of 800 copies. The other volumes are by Abner Nolan, Marianne Mueller and Alec Soth.
- A Road Divided. Portland, OR: Nazraeli, 2010. ISBN 978-1590052662.
- Nymph Daughters. Kamakura: Super Labo, 2010. ISBN 9784905052012. Edition of 500 copies.
- Excerpts from Silver Meadows. Portland, OR: Nazraeli, 2013. ISBN 978-1590053683
- Todd Hido on Landscapes, Interiors, and the Nude. The Photography Workshop Series. New York: Aperture, 2014. ISBN 978-1-59711-297-0. With an introduction by Gregory Halpern.
- B-Sides – Silver Meadows. Portland, OR: Nazraeli, 2014. ASIN B00KP206DO. Edition of 500 copies. 50 individual cards in a clear plexi box, similar to a pack of playing cards.
- Khrystyna's World. Amsterdam: Reflex Amsterdam, 2015. ISBN 978-90-71848-22-3. Edition of 500 copies. Published on the occasion of the exhibition, Todd Hido: Selections from a Survey: Khrystyna’s World, September–November 2015, Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam. With an essay by Katya Tylevich, "Khrystyna's World: Detention in the Getaway Car".[n 1]
- Seasons Road. One Picture Book 93. Portland, OR: Nazraeli, 2016. ISBN 978-1-59005-456-7. Edition of 500 copies. 7 colour plates and 1 photographic print. "Every year at Christmas for the past ten years, Todd Hido has traveled to Ohio to visit his parents. During his annual trip home, Hido makes photographs along the small road that serves as the namesake for this book."
- Intimate Distance: Twenty-five Years of Photographs, A Chronological Album. New York: Aperture, 2016. ISBN 978-1-59711-360-1. With an essay by David Campany.
- B-Sides Box Sets – Homing In. Oakland, CA: B-Sides Box Sets, 2017. ISBN 978-1-5323-5128-0. Edition of 2000 copies. 50 individual cards in a box. Previously unpublished photographs from House Hunting.
- Bright Black World. Paso Robles, CA: Nazraeli Press, 2018. ISBN 978-1590054758. Text by Alexander Nemerov.
Smaller publications by Hido
- Collage Number Three. Deadbeat Club #41. Los Angeles, CA: Deadbeat Club, 2016. Edition of 500 copies. 8 page zine which folds out to form a poster.
- The Perfect Copy Vol. 1. San Francisco, CA: Colpa Press, 2016. Six 4-color Risograph photographic prints in screen printed envelope. Edition of 100 copies.
Publications edited or with contributions by Hido
- Witness No. 7. Portland, OR: Nazraeli, 2009. ISBN 978-1590052440. Photographs by Hido and Leon Borensztein, and photographs of images from books by various people that have inspired Hido.
- Cracked Trees. One Picture Book 59. Portland, OR: Nazraeli, 2009. ISBN 978-1590052914. Photographs by Hido, paintings by 3rd grade students. Edition of 500 copies.
- Motel Club. Nazraeli Press Six by Six, set 1 v. 4. Portland, OR: Nazraeli, 2010. ISBN 1590052978. Edition of 100 copies. The other volumes are by Anthony Hernandez, Raymond Meeks, Martin Parr, Toshio Shibata and Mark Steinmetz.
- Alec Soth's Lonely Boy Mag 2: Boys and Their Cars. St. Paul, MN: Little Brown Mushroom, 2011. Edition of 1000 copies. Text and photographs by Todd Hido, Alec Soth, Chad States and erotic dioramas by Peter Davidson.
- One Day – 10 Photographers. Heidelberg: Kehrer, 2010. ISBN 978-3-86828-173-6. A boxed set of ten books of photographs taken on 21 June 2010. Edited by Harvey Benge, each book by one photographer including Todd Hido, Jessica Backhaus, Gerry Badger, Harvey Benge, John Gossage, Alec Soth, Rob Hornstra, Rinko Kawauchi, Eva Maria Ocherbauer and Martin Parr.[n 2]
- Here., San Francisco: Pier 24 Photography, 2011. ISBN 978-0-9839917-0-0. Exhibition guide.
- Leon Borensztein: American Portraits 1979–1989. Portland, OR: Nazraeli, 2011. ISBN 978-1-59005-305-8. Photographs by Leon Borensztein. Edited by Hido.
- About Face, San Francisco: Pier 24 Photography, 2012. ISBN 978-0-9839917-1-7. Exhibition guide
- A Sense of Place, San Francisco: Pier 24 Photography, 2013. ISBN 978-0-9839917-3-1. Exhibition guide.
- About Face. San Francisco: Pier 24 Photography, 2014. ISBN 978-0-9839917-2-4. Exhibition catalog. Edition of 1000 copies. With forewords by Christopher McCall, and Richard Avedon (from In the American West), an introduction by Philip Gefter, and texts by Sandra S. Phillips, and Ulrike Schneider.
- The Open Road: Photography & the American Road Trip. Edited and with text by David Campany, photographs by Hido, Robert Frank, Ed Ruscha, Inge Morath, Garry Winogrand, William Egglestone, Lee Friedlander, Joel Meyerowitz, Jacob Holdt, Stephen Shore, Bernard Plossu, Victor Burgin, Joel Sternfeld, Shin'ya Fujiwara, Alec Soth, Ryan McGinley, Justine Kurland, and Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs.
- New York: Aperture, 2014. ISBN 978-1-59711-240-6.
- Road Trips: Voyages photographiques à travers l’Amérique. Paris: Textuel, 2014. ISBN 9782845975002. French-language version.
- En la Carretera: Viajes fotográficos a través de Norteamérica. Madrid: La Fábrica, 2014. ISBN 9788415691822. Spanish-language version.
- A Sense of Place, San Francisco: Pier 24 Photography, 2015. ISBN 978-0-9839917-4-8. Exhibition catalog. Edition of 1000 copies.
- 1997: SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA.
- 1998: House Hunting, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco.
- 1999: Inman Gallery, Houston TX.
- 2000: Photographs Taken at Night, Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles. Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY.
- 2000: Homing In, Stephen Wirtz Gallery.
- 2001: New Photographs, Stephen Wirtz Gallery and Inman Gallery.
- 2002: The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio.
- 2002: Open House, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.
- 2002: Roaming, Paul Morris Gallery, New York, NY. Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago. Taft Street, 3A Garage, San Francisco.
- 2003: Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, Colorado. Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago.
- 2004: Roaming-New Landscapes, Julie Saul Gallery.
- 2004: Roaming, Stephen Wirtz Gallery. Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago. Michael Berger Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Baldwin Gallery, Aspen.
- 2005 Todd Hido, Sheppard Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno, NV. Inman Gallery, Houston. Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles.
- 2006: Unfinished Narratives, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA.
- 2007: Between the Two, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco.
- 2007: Todd Hido, Rose Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
- 2008: A Road Divided; Stephen Wirtz Gallery.
- 2008: Between the Two, Yours Gallery, Warsaw, Poland.
- 2009: A Road Divided; Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York.
- 2010: Househunting / Nudes; Kaune, Sudendorf Gallery, Cologne, Germany.
- 2011: A Road Divided; Kaune, Posnik, Spohr Gallery, Cologne.
- 2011: Fragmented Narratives; Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York.
- 2012: I Drive..., La Galerie Particulière, Paris.
- 2013: Excerpts from Silver Meadows; Kaune, Posnik, Spohr Gallery, Cologne.
- 2015: Todd Hido: Selections from a Survey; Casemore/Kirkeby, San Francisco
- 2016: Intimate Distance; Casemore Kirkeby
- 2019: Bright Black World; Casemore Kirkeby
- 2004: Light and Atmosphere, Miami Art Museum, FL, April 2004 – January 2005.
- 2006–2007: Suburban Escape, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA, September 2006 – March 2007. Work by Hido and 29 other photographers.
- 2010: Pier 24: The Inaugural Exhibition, Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, CA, March–June 2010.
- 2010: Day & Night, Main Exhibition Copenhagen Photo Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark.
- 2011–2012: Here., Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, CA, May 2011 – January 2012.
- 2012–2013: About Face, Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, CA, May 2012 – April 2013.
- 2013–2014: A Sense of Place, Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, CA, July 2013 – May 2014.
- 2016: The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR, February–May 2016. Curated by David Campany and Denise Wolff.
- 2016–2017: Collected, Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, CA, May 2016 – January 2017.
- 1996: Barclay Simpson Award, California College of the Arts, CA. Joinet winner with Geoffrey Chadsey.
- 1998: The Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation, Visual Arts Award.[n 3]
- 1998: Recent Graduate of Distinction Award, California College of the Arts, CA.
- 2001: Eureka Fellowship, Fleishhacker Foundation.
- 2002: Best First Monograph of 2001, Photo-Eye.
- 2017: In Focus Artist selected by the National Portrait Gallery UK curators, an annual showcase for new work by an internationally renowned photographer 
Hido's work is held in the following public collections:
- Art Institute of Chicago, IL.
- Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TX.
- Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA.
- Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH.
- Di rosa, Napa, CA.
- George Eastman House, Rochester, NY: 6 prints.
- Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO.
- Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA.
- Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI.
- Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL.
- Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.
- Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX.
- National Science and Media Museum, Bradford, UK: 2 prints
- New York Public Library, NY.
- North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC.
- Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, CA.
- San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA.
- Whitney Museum of American Art, NY.
- A PDF of the book can be viewed here within the Reflex Gallery website.
- The publisher's description of this set: "One Day – Kehrer Verlag". Kehrer Verlag. Retrieved 2018-04-05.
- The Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation's "Special Awards Recipients 1987-Present" PDF here Archived 2015-09-08 at the Wayback Machine does not list Hido.
- Berwick, Carly. Todd Hido: Julie Saul, ART news, November, pp. 153–154. 2004.[permanent dead link]
- Helfand, Glen. Todd Hido. (Stephen Wirtz), Artforum International, October 2001.
- Grundberg, Andy. House sitting: the photography of Todd Hido, Artforum, May 1998.
- "Todd Hido". Bu.edu. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
- "Todd Hido". www.artnet.com. Retrieved 2018-12-03.
- O'Hagan, Sean (2 October 2013). "A window on weird: step inside the Unseen Photo fair in Amsterdam". Theguardian.com. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
- "Kent City Schools Hall of Fame archives". KentSchools.net. Kent City School District. 2009. Retrieved January 20, 2020.
- "Todd Hido: Sources and Influences – Aperture Foundation NY". Aperture Foundation NY. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
- "Todd Hido". Toddhido.com. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
- "Graduate Alumni – California College of the Arts". Cca.edu. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
- "Exposure: Surburban house at night, photographed by Todd Hido". Designobserver.com. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
- Alexandra Venison (January 16, 2017), Lauren Hutton Stars In The Bottega Veneta Spring/Summer 2017 Campaign Harper's Bazaar Arabia.
- "Todd Hido | One Picture Book #93 : Seasons Road" Nazraeli Press. Accessed 5 October 2016
- Glueck, Grace. "Art in Review : Todd Hido – 'Roaming: New Landscapes'". The New York Times. Retrieved October 8, 2004.
- "Space 15 Twenty". Space 15 Twenty. Retrieved 2014-04-19.
- "Light and Atmosphere". Pérez Art Museum Miami. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
- "Suburban Escape: The Art of California Sprawl". San Jose Museum of Art. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
- "Pier 24: The Inaugural Exhibition – Pier 24". Pier24.org. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
- "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-15. Retrieved 2016-06-13.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "Here. - Pier 24". Pier24.org. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
- "About Face – Pier 24". Pier24.org. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
- "A Sense of Place – Pier 24". Pier24.org. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
- "The Open Road – Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art". crystalbridges.org. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
- "The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip: Curated by David Campany and Denise Wolff". Aperture Foundation. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
- "Exhibitions – Pier 24". Pier24.org. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
- "Celebrating 25 Years of the Barclay Simpson Award". Issuu.com. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
- "We're All Here Because We're Not All There – California College of the Arts". Cca.edu. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
- "The Fleishhacker Foundation – 1999–2001". Fleishhackerfoundation.org. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
- "photo-eye Bookstore – Architecture of Time by Hiroshi Sugimoto – photobook". Photoeye.com. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
- "In Conversation: Todd Hido – National Portrait Gallery". Npg.org.uk. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
- "Hido, Todd – The Art Institute of Chicago". Artic.edu. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
- "Untitled #2431 – Todd Hido (b. 1968)". Cartermuseum.org. 6 June 2008. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
- "This Just In: Recent Acquisitions: BAMPFA". bampfa.org. Retrieved 2018-04-05.
- "Untitled #2421 – Cleveland Museum of Art". Clevelandart.org. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
- "Know the Rules – Then Break Them Photography from the di Rosa Collection" (PDF). Dirosaart.org\accessdate=14 December 2017.
- "Kemper Museum of Art Exhibitions". Kemperart.org. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
- "Todd Hido – LACMA Collections". collections.lacma.org. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
- "The MMoCA Collects Site Has Moved". MMoCA. Archived from the original on 2014-04-19. Retrieved 2014-04-19.
- "Museum of Contemporary Photography". www.mocp.org. Retrieved 2018-04-05.
- "3235". Mfa.org. 3 April 2017. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
- "Untitled #2312-a". www.mfah.org. Retrieved 2018-04-05.
- "Photographers in The New York Public Library's Photography Collection". New York Public Library. Accessed 5 April 2018.
- "Search – Permanent Collection – NCMA – North Carolina Museum of Art". ncartmuseum.org. Retrieved 2018-04-05.
- "Todd Hido". SFMOMA. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
- "Whitney Museum of American Art: Todd Hido: #2663". collection.whitney.org. Retrieved 2018-04-05.
- Official website
- Pier 24 Photography Artist Video: Todd Hido
- Todd Hido at Kadist Art Foundation
- Interview with Todd Hido – Ahorn Magazine, Issue 6
- 'Working in the Vicinity of Narrative: Todd Hido and Darius Himes' from School of Visual Arts. Hido presentation of his career (video)