LaToya Ruby Frazier: A Haunted Capital

LaToya Ruby Frazier (American, b. 1982). Grandma Ruby and Me, 2005. Gelatin silver photograph, 15 1/2 x 18 1/2 in. (39.4 x 47 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Emily Winthrop Miles Fund, 2011.63.1. © LaToya Ruby Frazier

Brooklyn Museum Exhibitions
LaToya Ruby Frazier: A Haunted Capital

March 22–August 11, 2013
Mezzanine Gallery, 2nd Floor

LaToya Ruby Frazier: A Haunted Capital uses social documentary and portraiture to create a personal visual history of an industrial town’s decline. Through approximately 40 photographic works of her family and their hometown of Braddock, Pennsylvania, Frazier offers an intimate exploration of the effects of deindustrialization on the lives of individuals and communities. Home to one of America’s first steel mills, Braddock now has a population below 2,500 and has been declared a “distressed municipality.”

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