Silver Eye presents a selection of LaToya Ruby Frazier’s seminal series The Notion of Family at it’s new Penn Avenue gallery. Frazier’s images explore the painful effects of decades of industrial decline, poverty, and systemic racism in her hometown of Braddock, PA. A working class town situated on the bank of the Monongahela River, Braddock’s economy had been rooted in industry since Andrew Carnegie built the Edgar Thomson Steel Works in 1873. A child of the 80s and 90s, Frazier grew up when most of the steel industry had left the region and the War on Drugs decimated her community. Frazier came to use photography and art as a way to question inequality and reclaim history.
Sep. 21 – Nov. 18, 2017
Silver Eye Center for Photography
4808 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Opening Reception: Thursday, Sep. 21, 6:00–8:00pm
Tues, Wed, Fri, 11:00am–6:00pm
This exhibition is made possible by a generous grant from The Pittsburgh Foundation. The cyanotypes in this exhibition were created through the generous use of the production space at Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.