ASX + Void announces their first two Laboratory Master Classes,
with acclaimed photographers Mark Power and Todd Hido
Todd Hido — Athens, 12–16 NOV ‘19
A 5-day workshop in Athens with Todd Hido + ASX & Void's team
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; MoMA: 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 latest book, Bright Black World, was released by Nazraeli press in the Fall of 2018. 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).
Participants will be chosen to spend 5 days working closely with Todd at Void’s space in the heart of Athens. The theme of the workshop is “The Cinematic”. This is a loose concept in which participants will be encouraged to construct a quasi-narrative which can be edited and sequenced into a large series of images in which implied visual communication through the production of “Cinematic photography” will be the starting point.
The participants will also have direct access to both the ASX and Void teams. ASX will be conducting interviews on site and will future a body of work at the end of the laboratory by one student the Void and ASX team chooses. Void will also be aiding in the production of a ZINE for the participants to take away at the end of the workshop. The participants will be asked to be involved in every step of the publishing process. ASX and Void will be directly involved in reviewing work and will be on site and working with Todd to bring the optimum workshop experience to each participant. This workshop features three key components that students will have access to-the artist Todd Hido, the publisher Void and the American Suburb X platform.
For the last night of the workshop, a public projection of the works will be held at Void. A public recorded conversation between Todd Hido and Brad Feuerhelm will also commence.
How to submit
To submit your work, send an email to email@example.com with “Laboratory – Todd Hido” as a subject with a PDF file (5 Mb max.) containing 10–15 images that best represent your body of work.
In the email, include a short C.V. and your reason for wanting to participate in the workshop.
The investment for the 5-day workshop will be: €750 for the early birds (all seat are now filled). Early bird applicants are expected to pay the full amount by no later than October 11th. Participants registering after this date will not receive the early bird discount and are expected to pay €850. Full payment for non-early bird applicants should pay their second installment no later than October 21th.
International participants are encouraged to arrive one day before the workshop begins. It will also be expected to make their own travel arrangements, insurance and find accommodation.
We can advise on finding the accommodation that best suits you.
Important to note that most of the day time will be spent at Void.
All photographers must bring all necessary equipment, like cameras, laptops, memory stick, and whatever tools that apply to your creative process as tripods, flash, etc.
To fit in the flow of the workshop’s shooting and review, this is a digital-encouraged course.
Each participant must bring a printed sample of their existing work. 10 to 15 printed photos, small format.
The workshop will be lead in English.
29 JUL '19 – Open for applications
27 SEP '19 – Deadline for applications
11 OCT '19 – First non-refundable deposit of €450 to be due
21 OCT '19 – Second installment to be due
12 NOV '19 – Workshop begins
16 NOV '19 – Workshop ends & open to public projection of students' work at Void – Conversation with the artist
Terms & Conditions
Participants are responsible to make their own arrangements regarding travel and accommodation.
We can inform you about accommodation and food options if needed.
Void reserves the right to cancel the workshop due to insufficient participants or reasons beyond our control. In such a case a full and immediate refund will be issued. In the event of a cancellation, students will be given 10 days in advance notice. Void is not responsible for reimbursement of travel expenses in case the workshop is cancelled. We highly recommend that you buy refundable air tickets and/or travel insurance.
If a participant decides to cancel for whatever reason, this must be confirmed in writing. The date we receive the written notification will be used as the date the student gave his notice to cancel, at which time the following fees will apply:
• if the participant informs of cancellation at least 6 days before the first day of the workshop, Void will credit all the registration cost to be used against a future workshop within a year.
• if the participant informs of cancellation less than 5 days before the workshop starts, credits cannot be issued.
• ASX + Void reserves the right to cancel a reservation if full payment has not been received by 10 days before the start of the workshop.
Early Bird participants must pay the entire fee at the stated date or be forced to give their seat to the next available participant interested in the discount.