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Beautiful By Night by James Hosking

  • 202 S Thayer St. , Ann Arbor, MI 48104
  • Dates: January 13, 2022 - February 21, 2022
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: U-M Institute for the Humanities Gallery
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: Free
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BEAUTIFUL BY NIGHT: Photography Exhibition by James Hosking

About Beautiful By Night
I lived in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood from 2010 to 2018, during which time I developed the Beautiful By Night photo series and documentary film. The work is about the veteran drag performers at Aunt Charlie’s Lounge, a small bar that has had an outsized influence on San Francisco’s LGBTQ+ community for more than twenty years. Sadly, it is now the last gay bar in the area. The project captures the performers Donna Personna, Olivia Hart, and Collette LeGrande as they transform at home, backstage, and onstage. It is a candid exploration of aging, identity, and labor. -James Hosking

About James Hosking
James Hosking is a Chicago-based photographer, filmmaker, and visual artist. His portraiture explores underseen LGBTQ+ communities and subcultures. He often combines multiple images to explore sequentiality and juxtaposition. In recent work, he prints on fabric and acrylic, as well as collages with archival material, vernacular photos, and found textures.