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with Todd Hido


This full-day workshop with Todd Hido will cover the experiences, strategies, and influences that form and shape a photographer’s career. Hido will describe in detail the process of producing his work that spans his 20-year career.

Topics discussed will be the three essential parts of making one’s work: shooting, selecting the best images, and finally presenting the work. Each participant will receive personalized feedback about their portfolio and suggestions for ways to move forward in their practice.

Participants should bring a portfolio of their work in print or digital form with approximately 20-30 images.

This workshop is limited to 12 participants. Please see the Health and Safety protocols for additional information.

Image courtesy of the artist

Todd Hido wanders endlessly, taking lengthy road trips in search of imagery that connects with his own memories. Through his unique landscape process and signature color palette, Hido alludes to the quiet and mysterious side of suburban America—where uniform communities provide for a stable façade—implying the instability that often lies behind the walls. His photographs are in many private and public collections, including at the Getty, Whitney Museum of American Art, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Pier 24 Photography holds the archive of all of his published works. Hido has published more than a dozen books, including the award-winning monographs House Hunting (2001) and Excerpts from Silver Meadows (2013), as well as innovative B-Sides Box Sets, which function as companion pieces to his books. His Aperture titles include Todd Hido on Landscapes, Interiors, and the Nude (2014) and Intimate Distance: Twenty-Five Years of Photographs (2016). His latest book is Bright Black World (2018). His upcoming publication, which was ironically titled before the pandemic, The End Sends Advance Warning, will be published in 2023. Hido is also a collector, and over the last twenty-five years has created one of the most notable photobook collections, which was featured in Bibliostyle: How We Live at Home with Books (2019). 

Registration opens May 25th for Filter Photo Members and June 1st to the General Public

Date: September 17, 2022
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm CT
Cost: $295 
Location:  21c Museum Hotel | 55 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60611

Refunds will be processed with a 15% fee. No refunds will be given after September 1st.

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