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 […]

Panel discussion with Lynn Nottage and Sandra Gould Ford

Labor, creativity and equity in and beyond the arts is the subject of a panel discussion with LaToya Ruby Frazier, Lynn Nottage and Sandra Gould Ford to be held Dec. 4 at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave., Downtown Pittsburgh. The panel will follow the presentation of the 2017 Carol […]

From Metal to Mettle: An Interview with Sandra Gould Ford

BOMB Magazine December 1, 2017 by Jessica Lanay The exhibition On the Making of Steel Genesis: Sandra Gould Ford, produced in collaboration with LaToya Ruby Frazier, is at its core an encapsulation of the human body as a filter. In Sandra Gould Ford’s photographs a viewer can assess the spiritual, natural, and mental after effects […]

Intimate Debris: Nature, Industry, And The Body

ArtSlant November 30, 2017 by Jessica Lanay LaToya Ruby Frazier’s photography braids together the intimacies between landscape, industry, and the Black woman’s body. Impactful, private, and silver ensconced, her images reveal a sometimes wonderful and other times tragic interdependency. In two recent Pittsburgh exhibitions—The Notion of Family at Silver Eye Center for Photography and On The Making […]

Frazier and artist Sandra Gould Ford honor working-class life

Pittsburgh City Paper November 29, 2017 by Bill O’Driscoll In 1977, while studying at the University of Pittsburgh, Sandra Gould Ford took the first of a series of clerical jobs at J&L Steel. That was five years before LaToya Ruby Frazier was born. But upon meeting, in 2015, the two women connected immediately: They were […]