About

Benjamin Hoste is a non-fiction, documentary photographer based in New York.

He was born in New Jersey in 1983, raised in California, studied mathematics in college, and holds a masters degree in journalism from the University of Missouri.

His personal work is driven by an interest in identity–be it an individual or collective identity–and how it interrelates to a given geography. He primarily works in medium and large formats.

His work has been published by Time Magazine, MSNBC, The Wall Street Journal, Smithsonian Magazine, CNN, Der Greif, Anthropology Now, The Columbia Missourian, LA Record, LA Weekly, and Narratively, among others, and is held in the permanent collection at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

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e. hoste.benjamin@gmail.com

 

EDUCATION

2014 – University of Missouri | MA, Journalism
2006 – Claremont McKenna College | BA, Mathematics

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

The Smithsonian National Museum of American History

AWARDS + GRANTS + WORKSHOPS

2017 – Emmanuel College Artist in Residence
2015 – New York Times Portfolio Review
2014 – Magnum Foundation Lab – Photography, Expanded
2013 – College Photographer of the Year, Bronze Medal
2013 – North American Nature Photography Association Scholar
2013 – Duffy Fund Grant
2012 – College Photographer of the Year, Silver Medal
2012 – Jack Fields Fellow
2010 – Missouri Photo Workshop
2004 – Claremont Summer Mathematics Fellow

INVITED TALKS

2016 – University of Missouri
2016 – Missouri Valley College
2014 – International Center of Photography
2013 – Northwestern University

EXHIBITIONS

2017 – City | Latitude Chicago; Chicago, IL
2017 – FOCUS | Gadsden Museum of Art; Gadsden, AL
2017 – Midwest Photo Emerge | Midwest Center for Photography; Wichita, KS
2016 – Prisons Today | Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site; Philadelphia, PA
2015 – Twelve Captures | Capture12; Phoenix, AZ (juried by Mark Klett)
2014 – The Telephone Show | The Craft Study; Columbia, MO (curated by Matt Rahner)
2014 – Parting Shots | McDougall Gallery; Columbia, MO
2013 – Survey of the Plains | University of Kansas; Lawrence, KS (juried by Terry Evans)
2013 – Revealing Place | St. Edwards Fine Art Gallery; Austin, TX
2013 – Revealing Place | Bingham Gallery; Columbia, MO
2013 – This Ain’t a Scene II | The Armory; Los Angeles, CA
2013 – Seven Saturdays | Center for the Arts; Eagle Rock, CA
2013 – Revealing Place | Pittsburgh Filmmakers; Pittsburgh, PA
2012 – Art from the Heart | Gowanus Loft; Brooklyn, NY
2012 – This Ain’t a Scene | 1650 Gallery; Echo Park, CA
2010 – Snap | Origami Vinyl; Echo Park, CA
2010 – MPW.62 Exhibition | Macon County Expo Center; Macon, MO
2010 – A Shot in the Dark | The Strange; Los Angeles, CA
2009 – Exposure | Where; Silverlake, CA