Please join us on Monday April 16th 4:15-5:30PM for an Artist Talk by non-fiction photographer Benjamin Hoste. Based in New York, Hoste holds a BA in Mathematics from Claremont McKenna College and an MA in journalism from the University of Missouri.
Hoste will be discussing Nothing Can Steal What We Build (2015), a project that brings together photographs, historical texts, and oral histories from the West Baltimore neighborhood of Sandtown-Winchester about the death of Freddy Gray. Rather than seeking out the “decisive moments” that shape much photojournalism, Hoste uses archival, ethnographic and other research methodologies alongside photography to create long-form projects that explore forces shaping contemporary American life.
Hoste’s work sits at the intersection of many areas of study—including politics, media studies, anthropology, sociology, art, and social justice—and will be of interest to many of our students. Please share this talk with them.
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