Family Life In A Forgotten Industrial Town

LaToya Ruby Frazier Photographs:
‘A Haunted Capital’ Captures Family Life In A Forgotten Industrial Town

Huffington Post
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.

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