Todd Hido

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Todd Hido
Todd Hido
Born 25 August 1968
Kent, Ohio, United States
Nationality American
Known for Photography

Todd Hido (born 25 August 1968, Kent, Ohio, United States)[1] is an American contemporary artist and photographer. Currently based in San Francisco, much of Hido's work involves photographs of urban and suburban housing[2] across the U.S.. He has produced a number of well received books,[3] had his work exhibited widely and included in various public and private collections.

Life and work[edit]

Hido graduated in 1991 with a B.F.A. from Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts and School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts. Between 1991–92 he studied at Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island.[4] In 1996 he gained an M.F.A. from California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California.[5]

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.


Publications by Hido[edit]

  • 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."[6]
  • 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.

Zine and limited publication by Hido[edit]

  • 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[edit]



  • 1997 SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA.[citation needed]
  • 1998 House Hunting, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA.[citation needed]
  • 1999 Inman Gallery, Houston TX.[citation needed]
  • 2000 Photographs Taken at Night, Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY.[citation needed]
  • 2000 Homing In, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA.[citation needed]
  • 2001 New Photographs, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Inman Gallery, Houston, TX.[citation needed]
  • 2002 The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio.[citation needed]
  • 2002 Open House, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.[citation needed]
  • 2002 Roaming, Paul Morris Gallery, New York, NY. Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL. Taft Street, 3A Garage, San Francisco, CA.[citation needed]
  • 2003 Baldwin Gallery, Aspen Colorado. Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL.[citation needed]
  • 2004 Roaming-New Landscapes, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY.[7]
  • 2004 Roaming, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL. Michael Berger Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, Colorado.[citation needed]
  • 2005 Todd Hido, Sheppard Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno, NV. Inman Gallery, Houston, TX. Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.[citation needed]
  • 2006 Unfinished Narratives, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA.[citation needed]
  • 2007 Between the Two, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA.[citation needed]
  • 2007 Todd Hido, Rose Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.[8]
  • 2008 A Road Divided; Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA.[citation needed]
  • 2008 Between the Two, Yours Gallery, Warsaw, Poland.[citation needed]
  • 2009 A Road Divided; Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York.[citation needed]
  • 2010 Househunting / Nudes; Kaune, Sudendorf Gallery, Cologne, Germany.[citation needed]
  • 2011 A Road Divided; Kaune, Posnik, Spohr Gallery, Cologne, Germany.[citation needed]
  • 2011 Fragmented Narratives; Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York.[citation needed]
  • 2012 I Drive..., La Galerie Particulière, Paris.[citation needed]
  • 2013 Excerpts from Silver Meadows; Kaune, Posnik, Spohr Gallery, Cologne, Germany.[citation needed]




Hido's work is held in the following public and private collections:


  1. ^ A PDF of the book can be viewed here within the Reflex Gallery website.
  2. ^ The Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation's "Special Awards Recipients 1987-Present" PDF here does not list Hido.



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  6. ^ "Todd Hido | One Picture Book #93 : Seasons Road" Nazraeli Press. Accessed 5 October 2016
  7. ^ Glueck, Grace. "Art in Review : Todd Hido - 'Roaming: New Landscapes'". The New York Times. Retrieved October 8, 2004. 
  8. ^ "Space 15 Twenty". Space 15 Twenty. Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
  9. ^ "Light and Atmosphere". Pérez Art Museum Miami. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
  10. ^ "Suburban Escape: The Art of California Sprawl". San Jose Museum of Art. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 
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