Published in 2018 to wide critical acclaim, Todd Hido?s Bright Black World explores the dark terrain of the Northern European landscape and regions as far as the North Sea of Japan. Underscoring the influences of Nordic mythology and specifically the idea of Fimbulwinter, which translates into the ?endless winter?, many of Hido?s new images allude to and provide form for this notion of an apocalyptic, never-ending winter.
An important and already highly sought-after monograph, Bright Black World benefited from its oversized format in presenting the epic landscape photographs of which it is comprised.
Hido?s latest contribution to our One Picture Book series takes this a step further: rather than dividing the sheet into 16 pages, Hido presents one of Bright Black World?s most recognizable images, ?Untitled #11856-0820?, over an entire form which, when unfolded, measures some 16 x 21 inches.
Todd Hido is a San Francisco Bay Area-based artist whose work has been featured in Artforum, The New York Times Magazine, Eyemazing, Wired, Elephant, FOAM, and Vanity Fair. His photographs are in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Guggenheim Museum, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; and Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Hardcover, 6 x 8 1/2,
16 pages, 1 four-color plate,
1 original signed photograph.