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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
71 Hamilton Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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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 Read more…
Sponsored by: Department of African American & African Studies | Race, Indigeneity, Gender & Sexuality Studies Initiative | Imagine Fund
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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.
University of Florida
1400 Stadium Rd.
Gainesville, FL 32611
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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.
Temple Contemporary, Tyler School of Art
2001 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
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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.
LaToya Ruby Frazier speaks at the Corning Museum of Glass
LaToya Ruby Frazier photographed in Chicago (John D. & Catherine MacArthur Foundation). 2015.
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The Notion Of Family
Available in paperback, LaToya Ruby Frazier’s award-winning first book, The Notion Of Family, offers an incisive exploration of the legacy of racism and economic decline in America’s small towns, as embodied by her hometown of Braddock, Pennsylvania. The work also considers the impact of that decline on the community and on her family, creating a statement both personal and truly political–an intervention in the histories and narratives of the region that are dominated by stories of Andrew Carnegie and Pittsburgh’s industrial past, but largely ignore those of black families and the working classes.