LaToya Ruby Frazier

Artist, Educator, Curator, Photographer

Photographer and media artist LaToya Ruby Frazier uses the conventions of social documentary to probe and upend traditional narratives of urban growth and the triumph of industry. Exposing the underbelly of corporate practices—rapid de-industrialization and outsourcing, environmental negligence, and inner-city gentrification—Frazier’s work examines the crises of postindustrial communities and the class divisions wrought by capital.
– Whitney Museum of American Art

A visual artist from Braddock Pennsylvania, LaToya is a Guna S. Mundheim Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin class of spring 2014. She is currently completing her forthcoming book The Notion of Family to be released with Aperture Foundation in New York City fall 2014.

News & Events

  • Village Voice Review

    LaToya Ruby Frazier: A Tenant Farm for the 21st Century The Village Voice By Christian Viveros-Faune Apr 3, 2013   The mother of all Great Depression books, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, grew out of a Time magazine assignment. Accepting it were two … Read More...

    Posted in Press by LRF on April 30, 2013

  • New York Times Review

    The Flesh and the Asphalt, Both Weak LaToya Ruby Frazier Photography at Brooklyn Museum New York Times Art Review Braddock, Pa., is about nine miles southeast of Pittsburgh, hugging the eastern bank of the Monongahela River. But in the photographs … Read More...

    Posted in Press by LRF on April 30, 2013