Explore The Life and Works of Martin Luther King Jr.

Special Issue from The Atlantic Fifty years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., The Atlantic commemorates his life and work—and reflects on the reality of today’s America through the prism of his vision. The Atlantic’s new special issue takes the reader from King’s development as a young activist to the building of his […]

LaToya Ruby Frazier: Documenting the American Family

NYR Daily February 12, 2018 by Prudence Peiffer In her first solo show, at Gavin Brown’s enterprise, LaToya Ruby Frazier uses the gallery’s grand, multistory Harlem building to great effect, staging her own grand, multistory portrait of the contemporary United States. The show begins on the ground floor with Frazier’s documentation of the Flint water […]

Frazier at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise Harlem through February 25th, 2018

LaToya Ruby Frazier, Andrea Holding her daughter Nephratiti outside the Social Network Banquet Hall (2016 / 2017), all images via Gavin Brown’s Art Observed February 12, 2018 by O.C. Yerebakan Frazier at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise Harlem In her self-titled solo debut at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, artist LaToya Ruby Frazier illustrates an American landscape where dualities intertwine, […]

Like Goya Turning His Eye Toward the Struggles and Triumphs of Black America

    Vulture February 9, 2018 by Jerry Saltz In the searingly honest, empathetic documentary images of self-described “artist, curator, educator, and photographer” LaToya Ruby Frazier, I see the rotten social malignancy that perpetuates entrenched racial discrimination that is deeply inscribed into law, lending, and health-care policies. I also see obdurate white tribalism, the 55 […]

Community, Corrosion, and the Flint Water Crisis

The Village Voice January 26, 2018 by Siddhartha Mitter In early 2016, the photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier spent five months in Flint, Michigan. The city — a deindustrialized shell long past its automotive glory days — was reeling from the water crisis that began two years before, when a state-appointed emergency manager decided to save […]

LaToya Ruby Frazier At Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, NYC

Forbes Magazine January 24, 2018 by Clayton Press Art can be as normal as life, but how lives are lived is infinitely variable, defying definitions of normalcy. The artistic life of LaToya Ruby Frazier has been well documented almost to the point of journalistic recycling. It is difficult to add to the facts and flavors. […]

Photographs Tell the Stories of Forgotten Americans

Artsy January 18, 2018 By Antwaun Sargent Since the age of 17—when she shot her first photograph, using a 35mm camera, of her mother at a bar in her hometown of Braddock, Pennsylvania—LaToya Ruby Frazier has been documenting the dignity, hope, and perseverance of working-class black life in the midst of crisis and decline. A […]

An Artist’s Provocative Photos of Family Life in a Damaged Town

Vice January 17, 2018 by Sarah Valdez LaToya Ruby Frazier’s affecting new work casts an unflinching look at the effects of pollution. It’s beyond rare that a young artist’s first solo show happens after she’s earned a MacArthur “genius” grant, but such is the case with LaToya Ruby Frazier, whose work is on view now […]

Gavin Brown’s enterprise to debut solo exhibition by LaToya Ruby Frazier

LATOYA RUBY FRAZIER January 14 – February 25, 2018 Opening Reception: Sunday, January 14, 2018 from 2:00 – 6:00pm Gavin Brown’s enterprise 439 West 127th Street New York, NY 10027 GBE website “Through photographs, videos and text I use my artwork as a platform to advocate for others, the oppressed, the disenfranchised. When I encounter […]

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 Read more…

Two Artists Document the Rise and Fall of Pittsburgh’s Steel Industry

HYPERALLERGIC December 31, 2017 by Emily Elizabeth Goodman Sandra Gould Ford and LaToya Ruby Frazier reveal a side of the city that is rarely seen by outside observers or even many of its contemporary, white-collar locals. PITTSBURGH — At its core, Pittsburgh is a steel town. Once describes as “hell with the lid off” due […]

LaToya named in Crain’s “40 Under 40”

Crain’s Chicago Business 40 Under 40 2017 Story by Steven R. Strahler Photo by Stephen J. Serio LaToya Ruby Frazier used to photograph classmates on their high school bus outside Pittsburgh. Her subjects since have been less carefree: victims of the water crisis in Flint, Mich., and her own extended working-class family. Frazier shot to […]