Collections consists of fifteen black and white photographs of hog slaughter in New Zion, Kentucky, taken by Sarah Hoskins in 2002.
Scope and Contents:
Collection consists of fifteen black and white images of hog slaughter in New Zion, Kentucky.
The subject of the photographs is hog slaughter. The series is part of a larger group by the photographer entitled "The African-American Hamlets of Kentucky's Inner Bluegrass Region." Of this subgroup, Hoskins writes:
"I suppose many people will say, "hog killing, how barbaric" and the thing I remember most from that night is a gentle voice, "let go piggy, let go, come on pig let go" coaxing a hog to die.
"How I was allowed into this group I still do not know. It seemed a club to me, all these men working as a team probably not talking as much as they normally would since I was there, me a strange white woman from the city there to photograph
Collection is arranged into one series. Each folder contains three photographs.
Series 1: Photographs, 2002
Biographical / Historical:
Sarah Hoskins (b. 1961) is a documentary photographer and lecturer based in the Midwest. She attended Columbia College Chicago (BA, 1983), graduating with a degree in photography. The photographs are from a larger series, "The African-American Hamlets of Kentucky's Inner Bluegrass Region," a fourteen year project that was featured on National Public Radio in 2010 and awarded by the White House News Photographers Association in 2011. Hoskins has been awarded many honors, fellowships, and exhibitions throughout her career.
"Bio" Sarah Hoskins Photography. (Accessed August 08, 2016. http://www.sarahhoskins.com/bio/.)
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago. http://www.mocp.org/collection/mpp/past/hoskins_sarah.php (Accessed September 22, 2016)
Materials at Other Organizations
Duke University Libraries
Sarah Hoskins photographs, 2000-2014
The collection contains images related to two photography projects by Sarah Hoskins: The Rosenwald Schools and The Homeplace
Collection donated by Sarah Hoskins.
Collection is open for research.
Photographer holds copyright. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.