LaToya Ruby Frazier on Gordon Parks’ inspiring legacy

HUCK Magazine November 10th, 2017 by Cian Traynor LaToya Ruby Frazier on Gordon Parks’ inspiring legacy Groundbreaking gravitas As one of the most prominent voices to document American life in the 1950s and ’60s, Gordon Parks used his camera as a ‘weapon’ to fight racism, intolerance and poverty – paving the way for others to […]

Subjective Objective: A Century of Social Photography

The public acceptance of photographs as visual evidence made documentary photography possible. But that acceptance varied over time depending on the case that could be made for photographic objectivity, the mode of a photograph’s dissemination, and the desire for social change motivating many documentary projects. In addition, photographers throughout the twentieth century employed canny interventions […]

LaToya Ruby Frazier’s The Notion of Family, at Silver Eye

Pittsburgh City Paper November 8, 2017 by Lissa Brennan The nationally known, Braddock-born photographer brings an emotionally charged show home As residents of this city, we might regard the work of LaToya Ruby Frazier as local. Hailing from Braddock, Frazier utilizes her neighborhood as not only a setting but as a presence, a primary character […]

Visiting Artist Lecture at Lesley University

The College of Art and Design at Lesley University is pleased to have LaToya Ruby Frazier as part of the Strauch-Mosse Visiting Artist Lecture Series. Read more… Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 7:00 pm University Hall Amphitheater, Room 2-150 1815 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02140

A Black Woman, Steel Worker, and Artist […]

The New Yorker October 31, 2017 by Doreen St. Félix The photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier can capture the decline of an entire economy, the vulnerable cycles of American industry, within a single human face. Like the documentarians Dorothea Lange and Gordon Parks before her, she scales down social upheaval to the intimate, modest scale of […]

Review: “Picture Industry” at Bard College

Art In America November 1, 2017 by Ariel Goldberg “Picture Industry,” curated by artist Walead Beshty for Bard College’s Hessel Museum of Art, champions multimedia art, periodicals, and moving images that theorize the medium of photography. The walls of the entrance to the exhibition are alight with projections of digitally transferred silent films from the […]

The Matter of Black Life: A Conversation with LaToya Ruby Frazier

LaToya Ruby Frazier works in photography, video, and performance to build visual archives that address industrialism, rustbelt revitalization, environmental justice, healthcare inequity, and family and communal history. She is a recipient of both the MacArthur Fellowship (2015) and the Guggenheim Fellowship (2014), and is an Associate Professor of Photography at the School of the Art […]

Visiting Artist Lecture at the University of Florida

The School of Art + Art History at the University of Florida is proud to present visiting artist LaToya Ruby Frazier on October 24, 2017, at 6 p.m. in Little Hall, Room 101 (LIT 101). The Fall 2017 Visiting Artists Lecture Series is free and open to the public. The lectures offer the community an […]

Being Modern: MoMA in Paris

From 10 October, the Fondation Louis Vuitton is hosting a remarkable new exhibition to present works from New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). The display—Being Modern: MoMA in Paris—will house artwork that has been acquired by the prestigious institution since its founding in 1929. […] ‘It’s a unique opportunity to tell the story of […]

LaToya Ruby Frazier at Tyler School of Art

Please join us for the 2nd Annual Jack Wolgin Visiting Artist Lecture featuring Photographer and Video Artist LaToya Ruby Frazier. Using photography, video, and performance to document her hometown of Braddock, PA, her work addresses issues of industrialism, rustbelt revitalization, environmental justice, healthcare inequity, and family and communal history. Read more… Tue, October 10, 2017 […]

Art & Empathy: Storytelling for Social Change

An evening with artist, scholar, and TED Fellow LaToya Ruby Frazier In today’s America, mass media dictates the dominant narrative, often silencing vulnerable communities and perspectives. Artist, scholar, activist and TED Fellow LaToya Ruby Frazier discusses how individuals and communities can collaborate on a grassroots level to amplify marginalized voices and come together with renewed […]

Ways of viewing the social landscape at Pier 24 Photography

The Grain of the Present at the nonprofit foundation Pier 24 Photography gives us new insights into the continued vitality of a certain way of working in the medium, and some of the most important photographers of the past 50 years are represented by astute selections of their work. On view through Jan. 31, the […]