Todd Edward Herman's films and photographs deal with themes of the body and transience, representational taboos and spectatorship, difference and the historic consequences of othering. His work has generated collaborations with artists on books, films, performances and exhibitions around the world. Todd has been the recipient of many awards for his work including the San Francisco International Film Festival's New Vision Award, the Art Council of Northern Ireland's Artist in Residence Award, Grants from the San Francisco Film Arts Foundation, a Western States Regional Media Arts Fellowship, Taipei Artist Village Residency, and the San Francisco Art Commission's Emerging Curator Award. Todd is also co-founder and project advisor for Sins Invalid -- a performance project that incubates, celebrates and centralizes artists with disabilities, artists of color, queer and gender-variant artists. He has presented his work at such venues as the International Film Festival Rotterdam, San Francisco International Film Festival, Southbank Centre, Anthology Film Archives, San Francisco Cinematheque, and Pacific Film Archives.
"At their best artists can question habits of understanding, looking, and story telling, thereby investigating the ways personal and historical forms are constructed rather than fixed. For me, this means generating work that examines how images compose, enforce, or undermine -- rather than simply reflect -- history, dominant values, identity, and authorship."