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 7:30pm University of Pittsburgh Center for African American Poetry and Poetics 464 Cathedral of Learning 4200 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15260 Read more…

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. Read more… Tue, October 10, 2017 […]

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 […]

Ways of viewing the social landscape at Pier 24 Photography

The Grain of the Present at the nonprofit foundation Pier 24 Photography gives us new insights into the continued vitality of a certain way of working in the medium, and some of the most important photographers of the past 50 years are represented by astute selections of their work. On view through Jan. 31, the […]

Montreal’s Momenta focuses on fact and illusion in photography

By Robert Everett-Green Courtesy of The Globe and Mail Photography in its projected form is a prime public art in Montreal, and often a monumental one. It is less clear how devoted the city is to photography as an interior gallery art. “While photographs may not lie, liars may photograph.” Lewis Hine’s comment from the depth of […]

The Notion of Family at Silver Eye Center for Photography

Silver Eye presents a selection of LaToya Ruby Frazier’s seminal series The Notion of Family at it’s new Penn Avenue gallery. Frazier’s images explore the painful effects of decades of industrial decline, poverty, and systemic racism in her hometown of Braddock, PA. A working class town situated on the bank of the Monongahela River, Braddock’s […]

On the Making of Steel Genesis: Sandra Gould Ford

Silver Eye Center for Photography presents LaToya Ruby Frazier’s On the Making of Steel Genesis: Sandra Gould Ford at the August Wilson Center’s BNY Mellon Gallery. On the Making of Steel Genesis: Sandra Gould Ford is a collaborative exhibition that explores the work and life of artist Sandra Gould Ford, whom Frazier first met in 2015 […]

’20/20′ at the Carnegie: A passionate family gathering of African American art

During two recent trips to “20/​20: The Studio Museum in Harlem and Carnegie Museum of Art,” I noticed only a relatively small number of black folks exploring the gallery spaces devoted to one of the most exciting art exhibitions Pittsburgh has hosted in years. There are historic reasons for this, I suppose. Once upon a […]

And From The Coaltips A Tree Will Rise

New catalogue of work by LaToya Ruby Frazier. A 2016 residency at MAC’s Grand-Hornu (Museum of Contemporary Arts) allowed LaToya to pursue work on a post-industrial society in Belgium. Her focus was the Borinage, a mining region whose intense activity in the 19th century was diminished by a series of crises that led to the […]