Sarah Hoskins

The Homeplace (Sisters After Meeting) ©Sarah Hoskins

The Homeplace (Sisters After Meeting) ©Sarah Hoskins

I tend to focus on those whose lives have often been over looked or neglected. Those people and places that you might not know, but should. My hope is to be a quite observer, honoring my subjects in a way that they might see themselves. With dignity and kindness. I want you to know those in my work, not so much know me. I would rather you feel my presence with the warmth and love for those I embrace with my camera. Most of my documentary projects turn into something else along the way. My life became intertwined with theirs. They became my friends, my family.
— Sarah Hoskins

Sarah Hoskins is a documentary photographer, based between Chicago, Illinois and Lexington, Kentucky. Sarah was a member of the Black Star Photo Agency from 1998-2005.

Her work is currently touring as part of Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms which began in May 2018 and will continue through October 2020 including stops in Normandy, France and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Hoskins’ photographs have been included in over 100 exhibitions. Her work is in the permanent collections of The Smithsonian Institution, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, CITY 2000 (Chicago),The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky, The City of Chicago, Yaddo, and Shepard Fairey's personal collection. The Archive of Documentary Arts, Duke University’s Rubenstein Library, acquired 250 of Hoskin's gelatin silver photographs in 2015. Hoskins has been published in national and international publications, including Art for Obama, Chicago Tribune, Enjeux Les Echos (France), NewScientist, Newsweek, National Geographic Traveler, Politico, Psychology Today, The Wall Street Journal, Focus (Germany), Fortune, NZZ Folio (Switzerland), and BBC Television.

Hoskins has been a resident at Yaddo, was one of four photographers selected for the 2010 Robert C. May Photography Endowment Lecture Series at The University of Kentucky, and has been a Critical Mass Finalist in 2018, 2016 and 2014. The International Photography Awards has awarded her Honorable Mentions in the Deeper Perspective Category for the past five years. She has received funding from The National Trust for Historic Preservations, the Illinois Arts Council, The John Anson Kittredge Educational Fund, The Ella Lyman Cabot Trust, The Puffin Foundation, the Northwest Area Arts Council, and the Morrie Camhi Prize.

More information available on the photographer’s website.

The following gallery of images features photographs from an ongoing series of Gelatin Silver Prints titled The Homeplace. Of this series, Hoskins writes, "The Homeplace is comfort. The place you can go back to no matter how many years have passed. It will always hold something familiar something safe, and will always welcome you back no matter how long or why you have been away.”