Guide to the Sarah Hoskins New Zion, Kentucky Photoprints

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1124
Creators:
Hoskins, Sarah
Dates:
2002
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.6 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:
Collections consists of fifteen black and white photographs of hog slaughter in New Zion, Kentucky, taken by Sarah Hoskins in 2002.

Scope and Contents
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

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is arranged into one series. Each folder contains three photographs.
Series 1: Photographs, 2002

Biographical / Historical
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.
Sources
"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)

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by David Haberstich, 2002 and Holly Nelson, 2016.
Author
Holly Nelson
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Sarah Hoskins.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Sarah Hoskins New Zion, Kentucky Photoprints, 2002, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of the artist.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Photographer holds copyright. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Slaughtering and slaughter-houses Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New Zion (Ky.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 2000-2010 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Meat industry and trade Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kentucky -- 2000-2010 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hogs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives