Todd Hido and Sean O’Hagan: Photography and Memory

Friday 22 May 2015
12:00 am -
National Portrait Gallery
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
National Portrait Gallery
St. Martin’s Place
London
WC2H 0HE

Todd Hido, one of the most exciting photographers to emerge from the San Francisco scene in recent years, Hido’s work shifts easily between portraiture, landscape, and architectural views. In conversation with Sean O’Hagan, one of Britain’s leading photography critics, the internationally renowned photographer explained the importance of portraiture to his work, and reflect on the nature of photography as a keeper of memory.

Sean O’Hagan writes about photography for the Guardian as a critic, interviewer and in his weekly column, On Photography. He is also a general feature writer for the Observer. He was named interviewer of the year in the British press awards in 2003. He has interviewed many of the world’s greatest photographers including Robert Frank, William Eggleston, Nan Goldin, Josef Koudelka and Bruce Davidson. He was the winner of the 2011 J Dudley Johnston award from the Royal Photographic Society “for major achievement in the field of photographic criticism” for his writing in The Observer and The Guardian.