As part of the 11th edition of the “Wszyscy Jesteśmy Fotografami” (We Are All Photographers) series, we would like to invite you to portrait workshops with an outstanding American photographer Todd Hido. They will be held on 20-23 May in Warsaw as part of the artist’s residence programme organised by the WJF.

Our workshops will be an opportunity to meet with one of the world’s most interesting contemporary photographers, find out more about his portraits and work under his supervision. Each participant will have a chance to present and discuss their photographs, as well as to learn the secrets about the technique and style of work of Todd Hido.

Workshop agenda:

– 20 May 2019: 9 a.m.–3 p.m. – review and analysis of works by Todd Hido and the workshop participants; discussion.

– 21-22 May 2019: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. – working with models under Todd Hido’s supervision. The artist will present his methods of working with a model, using different sources of lighting, and work with each participant individually.

– 23 May 2019: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. – review and analysis of works created during the workshop by Todd Hido and all participants. The artist will present his photo editing methods, and talk about further work on pictures, e.g. in a form of an exhibition or a book; discussion.

Number of participants: 10
Admission: free
Please note: organisers don’t provide meals or reimbursement for costs of travel and accommodation


please email us at and attach the following:
– Bio in English (max. 800 characters),
– Pdf file with one completed portrait project (max. 15 photos with description in English),
– Pdf file with one started project (min. 2 photos with description in English).

The most interesting entries will be selected by Todd Hido! In your submission please provide your name, surname and phone number. Submission deadline is 8 May 2019.

Todd Hido
(born in Kent, Ohio, 1968) 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 lies behind the walls. His photographs are in many private and public collections, including the Getty, Los Angeles; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Notably, Pier 24 Photography holds the archive of all his published works. He has published more than a dozen books, including the award-winning monograph Excerpts from Silver Meadows (2013) and the innovative B-side box set designed to function as a companion piece. His Aperture titles include Todd Hido on Landscapes, Interiors, and the Nude (2014), part of The Photography Workshop series, and the mid-career survey Intimate Distance: Twenty-Five Years of Photographs, A Chronological Album (2016). His next book, Bright Black World, will be released this fall. Hido is also a collector, and over the last twenty-five years has created one of the most notable photobook collections, which will be featured in Bibliomania: The World’s Most Interesting Private Libraries (Random House, 2019).

Authors and initiators of WJF: Monika Szewczyk-Wittek and Katarzyna Sagatowska

Organisers: WSZYSCY JESTEŚMY FOTOGRAFAMI, barStudio, Fundacja Powiększenie
Main partners: Fujifilm Poland, E. Wedel
Partners: Millennium Docs Against Gravity, Zachęta Narodowa Galeria Sztuki / Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Sputnik Photos, TeatrStudio
Media patronage:, Co Jest Grane24, Digital Camera Polska,, NOTES.NA.6.TYGODNI, Radio TOK FM, Warszawawarsawcom

Todd Hido artist residency co-financed by City of Warsaw.


photo: Todd Hido, From the series „Excerpts from Silver Meadows” (2011)