© Sarah Hoskins
The Green Book Today
By Sarah Hoskins
Artist: Sarah Hoskins
Project: The Places That Were Safe: What Sanctuary Looks Like Now
Description: In an homage to Victor Hugo Green’s The Negro Motorist Green Book—a guidebook first published in 1936 as a depository of safe spaces for African-American travelers—Sarah Hoskins set out to photograph these landmarks as they stand today. While some buildings still hold the businesses that operated then, many have assumed different uses. Some simply sit abandoned, and others were demolished entirely. Hoskins captured these structures and their surroundings, compiling her own visual, contemporary list of the stops necessitated by discrimination in the Jim Crow era. Many of the photos’ captions share the address’s title as it was listed in a 1956 edition of the Green Book, which Hoskins used to guide her project.