Black Futures: Fred Moten and LaToya Ruby Frazier

A Reading, Lecture, and Conversation

Poet-scholar Fred Moten and visual artist LaToya Ruby Frazier present a reading, lecture, and conversation.

January 18, 2018 at 7:30pm
University of Pittsburgh
Center for African American Poetry and Poetics
464 Cathedral of Learning
4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

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Subjective Objective: A Century of Social Photography

The public acceptance of photographs as visual evidence made documentary photography possible. But that acceptance varied over time depending on the case that could be made for photographic objectivity, the mode of a photograph’s dissemination, and the desire for social change motivating many documentary projects. In addition, photographers throughout the twentieth century employed canny interventions to alternately exploit and dismantle the assumption of photography’s transparency, and play with our wish to see pictures inspire social change. This exhibition re-examines the genre of social documentary photography by focusing on the shifting criteria embedded within the public image, and the responses of imagemakers to these transformations. Read more…

Meet the Artist: LaToya Ruby Frazier
Visiting Artist Lecture
November 16, 2017 at 7pm

Subjective Objective: A Century of Social Photography
Sep 5, 2017 – Jan 7, 2018

Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum
Rutgers University
71 Hamilton Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901


The Matter of Black Life: A Conversation with LaToya Ruby Frazier

LaToya Ruby Frazier works in photography, video, and performance to build visual archives that address industrialism, rustbelt revitalization, environmental justice, healthcare inequity, and family and communal history. She is a recipient of both the MacArthur Fellowship (2015) and the Guggenheim Fellowship (2014), and is an Associate Professor of Photography at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago.

Presented by The Black Midwest Initiative
University of Minnesota

Thu, November 2, 2017
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM CDT

Reception to follow | Free and open to the public | RSVP strongly suggested

University of Minnesota
Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55455
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Sponsored by: Department of African American & African Studies | Race, Indigeneity, Gender & Sexuality Studies Initiative | Imagine Fund

Visiting Artist Lecture at the University of Florida

The School of Art + Art History at the University of Florida is proud to present visiting artist LaToya Ruby Frazier on October 24, 2017, at 6 p.m. in Little Hall, Room 101 (LIT 101). The Fall 2017 Visiting Artists Lecture Series is free and open to the public. The lectures offer the community an important opportunity to engage in discussions about contemporary art and culture in relation to national and international trends.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017
6:00pm to 8:00pm

University of Florida
Little Hall
Room #101
1400 Stadium Rd.
Gainesville, FL 32611

LaToya Ruby Frazier at Tyler School of Art

Please join us for the 2nd Annual Jack Wolgin Visiting Artist Lecture featuring Photographer and Video Artist LaToya Ruby Frazier. Using photography, video, and performance to document her hometown of Braddock, PA, her work addresses issues of industrialism, rustbelt revitalization, environmental justice, healthcare inequity, and family and communal history.

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Tue, October 10, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

Temple Contemporary, Tyler School of Art
2001 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Art & Empathy: Storytelling for Social Change

An evening with artist, scholar, and TED Fellow LaToya Ruby Frazier

In today’s America, mass media dictates the dominant narrative, often silencing vulnerable communities and perspectives. Artist, scholar, activist and TED Fellow LaToya Ruby Frazier discusses how individuals and communities can collaborate on a grassroots level to amplify marginalized voices and come together with renewed agency.

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

7:00-8:00 p.m. | 45 minute keynote + 15 minute Q&A
8:00-9:00 p.m.| Exclusive Silver Dollar Society Reception with the speaker
Location: Corning Museum of Glass Auditorium (1 Museum Way, Corning, NY)

General Admission: $20 | Rockwell Members: $15 | Students: $10
Advance ticket purchase encouraged.

LaToya Ruby Frazier speaks at the Corning Museum of Glass


LaToya Ruby Frazier photographed in Chicago (John D. & Catherine MacArthur Foundation). 2015.