Review: LaToya Ruby Frazier’s Still Hauntings
Isaiah Matthew Wooden
April 1, 2013
In 2008, photographer and media artist LaToya Ruby Frazier learned that her mother and Grandma Ruby, like many of the elder women in her hometown of Braddock, PA, had cancer. The information prompted Frazier and her mother, with whom she frequently collaborates, to begin experimenting with new approaches to chronicling the family’s illnesses (Frazier lives with lupus). These mother-daughter experiments produced Shadow (2008), one of the approximately 40 photographic works featured in the artist’s first New York solo exhibition, LaToya Ruby Frazier: A Haunted Capital, which is on view at Brooklyn Museum through August 2013.