James Hosking is a visual artist whose work in photo and film explores underseen communities and archives, particularly of LGBTQ+ people, often combining multiple images to explore sequentiality and juxtaposition. In recent work, he has printed on fabric and acrylic, and has collaged with archival material and found textures.
His Beautiful By Night photo series and documentary, which is about the veteran drag performers at Aunt Charlie’s Lounge in San Francisco, was featured at the Tenderloin Museum, YBCA, and in a 2022 solo exhibition at the University of Michigan. His work has screened internationally and appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Mother Jones, and other publications.
Image: James Hosking, Olivia At Home, 2021, Framed archival inkjet print and three adhesive photo tex prints (all from scanned film), 36" x 19", 15" x 17"(Framed piece), 22" x 15", and 11" x 16" (photo tex, from top to bottom)