Sarah Hoskins is a Midwest based documentary photographer, currently her time is split between Chicago, Illinois and Lexington, Kentucky.
Her photographs have been exhibited nationally and internationally and are in numerous permanent and private collections. Including The Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University, which recently acquired 250 silver gelatin prints and Shepard Fairey’s personal collection.
In March 2018 her work was featured in Musée Magazine. Her work was part of Into Action’s groundbreaking social justice festival of art and ideas held in Los Angeles January 2018. Sarah was a 2016 Critical Mass finalist. She had several images in The Truth To Power Exhibit at the 2016 Democratic National Convention as part of Rock the Vote.
Her work was part of Wave the Flag, a group exhibition highlighting contemporary depictions of the American Flag at The Archive for Documentary Arts, Rubenstein Library at Duke University October 29, 2016-February 26,2017.
Sarah was a 2016 Critical Mass finalist. She received an Honorable Mention from The Family of Man for her photograph A Life Loved.
The 2016, 2015 and 2014 International Photography Awards awarded her Honorable Mentions in the Deeper Perspective Category. Sarah was one of seven photographers chosen to photograph the stories of rural, urban, tribal, and migrant Head Start programs and families in five states for Curators Without Borders. This work was exhibited in January 2014 in the Rotunda of the Russell Senate Building, Washington, DC.
Sarah was a 2013 finalist for Critical Mass. Sarah was a resident at Yaddo in the summer of 2012. Her 17 year project The Homeplace: Photographs From Historic African American Hamlets in Kentucky’s Inner Bluegrass Region featured on NPR received a White House NewsPhotographers Association award in March 2011. The piece ran on NPR's Weekend Edition as well as NPR's Picture Show in the spring of 2010.
She was one of four photographers selected for the 2010 Robert C. May Photography Endowment Lecture Series at The Art Museum at The University of Kentucky.
Her photographs have been included in over 100 exhibitions and are in the permanent collections of The Smithsonian Institution, The Library of Congress, 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 and Yaddo. Her work was selected for Photography Now, 100 portfolios an international survey of photographers sponsored by Eastman Kodak.
Solo exhibitions include Salt Institute For Documentary Studies, Berea college,The Art Museum at The University of Kentucky, The Scott County Arts & Cultural Center and Washington University, Saint Louis.
Hoskins has been published in national and international publications, including AARP Bulletin, AFL-CIO, Art for Obama, Chicago Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Doubletruck, Enjeux Les Echos (France), Family Circle, Ladies Home Journal, NewScientist, Newsweek, National Geographic Traveler, Open Society Institute Annual Report, Rides, Politico,Psychology Today Preservation, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post Instagram, Focus (Germany), Fortune, NZZ Folio (Switzerland), Yaddo's Annual Report, BBC Television and Public Television. Sarah was a member of the Black Star Photo Agency from 1998-2005.
Her documentary photography projects have been featured in American Photography Annual 19, American Legacy Magazine, Foto8, F8, Photo District News, Life Force, Oxford American, Private, South X Southeast and The Digital Journalist.
In 2009 she received funding for her Homeplace project from The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Alice Rosenwald Flexible Fund for Rosenwald Schools. Her work was recently renewed for the fourth time at The Museum Of Contemporary Photography's Midwest Photographers project in Chicago.
She was awarded two Honorable Mentions from the International Photography Awards in August 2009, her Homeplace project in the Deeper Perspective category and Painting The Eiffel Tower in the Historic Architecture category.
Hoskins received her third Special Assistance grant from the Illinois Arts Council in 2008. In 2007 she received a grant from The John Anson Kittredge Educational Fund. In 2004 The Ella Lyman Cabot Trust which supports personally meaningful projects that can also benefit others awarded her a grant, that same year she received a grant from The Puffin Foundation. Hoskins was a 2003 recipient of the Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Photography.
She received her second Honorable Mention from the Houston Center of Photography’s fellowship program in 2003. The Northwest Area Arts Council awarded Hoskins a scholarship in 2001 to help complete a documentary project at Staben House, a transitional housing facility for homeless women and children in Waukegan, Illinois. In 2000, she was one of three finalists for the Morrie Camhi Prize for under-recognized documentary photographers.
She has been a guest lecturer for The National Rosenwald School Conference and The National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Hoskins is also an educator. She was a guest lecturer in 2010, 2007 and 2004 at the prestigious Women In Photography Workshops at Empire State College in New York City. She has introduced documentary photography to teens and adults who have never had the opportunity to express themselves with a camera before. She is on the Illinois Arts Council Arts In-Education Roster to teach documentary photography in the state of Illinois, she has received two Illinois Arts Council Short-Term Residency grants to teach photography to homeless men, women, and children.
She received her BA from Columbia College Chicago.