LaToya Ruby Frazier Photographs:
‘A Haunted Capital’ Captures Family Life In A Forgotten Industrial Town
Huffpost Arts & Culture
March 24, 2013
LaToya Ruby Frazier has fierce ties to her roots. The artist grew up in Braddock, Pennsylvania — the site of one of America’s first steel mills.
In a new show at the Brooklyn Museum, “A Haunted Capital,” Frazier’s photographs of Braddock display a town left in the dust after the advent of the digital age. The black-and-white images, which were actually taken within the last 10 years, look as if they are decades old. Yet the striking photographs breathe life back into the abandoned town, bringing a spotlight to the real faces and homes of the contemporary town.