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Sarah Hoskins April 22, 2009

Posted by Geoffrey Hiller in United States.

Union workers protest rally, Chicago, 2009

Sarah Hoskins (1961,USA) is a documentary photographer based in the Chicago area.  Her work has appeared in national and international publications, public television and is in the permanent collections of The Smithsonian Institution, The Library of Congress and the City of Chicago. Her work was recently renewed for the third time at The Museum Of Contemporary Photography’s Midwest Photographers project in Chicago. Her documentary photography projects have been featured in American Legacy Magazine, American Photography Annual, Foto8, Photo District News and The Digital Journalist. She is the recipient of several fellowships and grants most recently for her long term project The Homeplace: Photographs from Historic African-American Hamlets in Kentucky.

About the Photograph:

“This photo was taking in Chicago.  More than three thousand Chicago area SEIU local one janitors and community supporters rallied and marched to Federal Plaza to call for an economic recovery that creates good jobs for working families. It’s part of my on going documentary project revisiting Roy Stryker’s 1936 Farm Security Administration’s shooting script. This was part of my week focusing on people on and off the job.”


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