Frazier awarded prestigious MacArthur fellowship

LaToya Ruby Frazier is the only photographer among the 24 winners of the 2015 MacArthur Fellows Program by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

“I’m overjoyed to receive this award because often, when you’re a young black woman talking about inequality, people don’t take you seriously,” [Frazier] says. “It’s validation to my work being a testimony and a fight for social justice and cultural change.”

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MacArthur fellow captures the town that survived

PBS News Hour’s Jeffrey Brown talks with LaToya Ruby Frazier about her art and activism. “Braddock, Pennsylvania, was once a thriving steel town before the town’s industry collapsed. It’s where LaToya Ruby Frazier grew up, like her mother and grandmother before her, and it’s where the visual artist and 2015 MacArthur fellow has returned to […]

ICP Infinity Award

ICP Infinity Awards: On location with LaToya

In mini-docu style, editor and producer, Tim McLaughlin, connects his video footage with LaToya’s photographs by filming on location in Braddock, Pennsylvania. LaToya’s photographs are rooted in a sense of place, and McLaughlin felt the town was as much of a character in her work as her family. LaToya Ruby Frazier ’s body of work […]