11 Photographers on How To Finish a Body of Work

When should you bring a photographic project to an end? LaToya Ruby Frazier, Justine Kurland, Alec Soth, and more reflect on how to know when a series of work is complete.

Over the course of her career, curator and lecturer Sasha Wolf has heard countless young photographers say they often feel adrift in their own practices, wondering if they are doing it the “right” way. This inspired her to seek out insights from a wide range of photographers about their approaches to making photographs and a sustained a body of work, which are brought together in PhotoWork: Forty Photographers on Process and Practice. Structured as a Proust-like questionnaire, the responses from both established and newly emerging photographers reveal that there is no single path. Below, eleven artists respond to the question: How do you know when a body of work is finished?

Juxtapoz Magazine - Sheltering in Place: Ideas From "The Photographer's Playbook"

Navel gazing can get a little old, so, in the coming weeks (months?), as we find ourselves counting the hours till lunchtime on the sofa, we look for...

Edited by Jason Fulford and Gregory Halpern and published by Aperture, The Photographer's Playbook contains advice, exercises and insight from John Baldessari, Tim Barber, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Jim Goldberg, Miranda July, Susan Meiselas, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Stephen Shore, Alec Soth, Mark Steinmetz, Roger Ballen, David Campany, Asger Carlson, Ari Marcopoulos, Todd Hido, and many more. —Text compiled by Alex Nicholson

12 Photographers on How They Conceptualize Their Work

What comes first–the idea for a project, or the images themselves?

Over the course of her career, curator and lecturer Sasha Wolf has heard countless young photographers say they often feel adrift in their own practices, wondering if they are doing it the “right” way. She was inspired to seek insight from a wide range of photographers about their approaches to making photographs, and, more important, a sustained body of work. Their responses are compiled in PhotoWork: Forty Photographers on Process and Practice. Below, twelve artists respond to the first question in the interview series:

Perspective | Take a journey through an ‘apocalyptic, never-ending winter’ in ‘Bright Black World’

Acclaimed photographer Todd Hido's new book takes you on an atmospheric journey.

Todd Hido is one of the most acclaimed photographers working today. His work is characterized by a dreamy, moody aesthetic that is also highly cinematic. Hido is probably best known for his books featuring the American suburbs: “House Hunting,” “Outskirts” and “Roaming.”
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Begin Anywhere: Paths of Mentorship and Collaboration Amanda Boe, McNair Evans, Kevin Kunishi with Jason Fulford, Todd Hido, Mark Mahaney, Mike Smith & Alec Soth

On September 7th, San Francisco Camerawork opens the exhibition, Begin Anywhere. It's a unique curation about mentorship and artistic collaboration*. Curated by Monique Deschaines, Begin Anywhere explores "the possibilities and influence of artistic mento

Opening September 7th, San Francisco Camerawork opens the exhibition, Begin Anywhere. It’s a unique curation about mentorship and artistic collaboration*. Curated by Monique Deschaines, Begin Anywhere explores “the possibilities and influence of artistic mentorship, tracing the paths of visual thinking exchanged among artists and how ideas are developed and manifested in the process of an evolving artistic practice”. At the core of this exhibition is selected work by three artists Amanda Boe, McNair Evans, and Kevin Kunishi along with collaborative projects with their mentors – Jason Fulford, Todd Hido, Mark Mahaney, Mike Smith, and Alec Soth.The opening reception if from 6-8pm and the exhibition runs through October 14th, 2017.

Intimate Distance — Photography Star Todd Hido Looks Back at the First 25 Years of His Career

If photography was Hollywood, Todd Hido would be a top actor like George Clooney or Brad Pitt. His fantastic images, and his photos of illuminated windows brightening up the nights of America's suburbs above all, have firmly positioned him as one of the b

I think that my particular approach to photography stems from my love of many different aspects of the medium itself, which is one of the reasons that I often work in multiple genres concurrently. My approach very much vacillates between my love of documentary and my desire to express myself emotionally with images.

Todd Hido’s “Intimate Distance”

Hido's images are sumptuous and full of things to look at, but they suggest untold tales and possibility.

The photographs gathered in Todd Hido’s new book, “Intimate Distance,” were made over the course of the last twenty-five years. During that time, Hido has worked on several substantial groups of pictures, often simultaneously, photographing landscapes, byways, signs, suburbia, interiors, fabrics, and faces

Paris Photo 2014 : Todd Hido at Galerie Particulière – The Eye of Photography

La Galerie Particulière /Galerie Foucher-Biousse presents a solo show of new works by Todd Hido from his latest series with a selection of images from the highly personal yet fictionalized body of work that surrounds his return to the “architecture” of his childhood and a particular street in suburban Ohio where the artist was raised.