October 26th, 2018
“It’s been said that Inuits have many words to describe white. As the polar snow caps melt faster than we ever imagined, I wonder how long it will be before we have as many words to describe darkness.” — Todd Hido
In the above quotation Hido leaves us in no doubt that the overarching theme of his latest body of work ‘Bright Black World’ concerns the impact of climate change, and that this is the source of the portentous foreboding one can discern in the works. Currently on show at Reflex Gallery in Amsterdam, Hido has focussed his attention and his lens on the far north, and specifically the psychological effects of this locale as it is enveloped by the depths of winter, the unremitting darkness and occasional wan light in between, that accompanies it.
Read the full review over at Artland