Fighting to save a family in a dying steel town
Raymond McCrea Jones
March 22, 2013
LaToya Ruby Frazier describes her work as “blurring the line between self-portraiture and social documentary.”
Her method of collaborating with the people she photographs, often her family, as well as voluntarily becoming the subject herself, is readily apparent in her latest exhibit, “A haunted capital.”
At the heart of Frazier’s work is a deep interest in the complex relationship between mother and daughter, she says, which is represented through interactions between herself, her mother and her grandmother.