Panel discussion with Lynn Nottage and Sandra Gould Ford

Labor, creativity and equity in and beyond the arts is the subject of a panel discussion with LaToya Ruby Frazier, Lynn Nottage and Sandra Gould Ford to be held Dec. 4 at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave., Downtown Pittsburgh. The panel will follow the presentation of the 2017 Carol […]

From Metal to Mettle: An Interview with Sandra Gould Ford

BOMB Magazine December 1, 2017 by Jessica Lanay The exhibition On the Making of Steel Genesis: Sandra Gould Ford, produced in collaboration with LaToya Ruby Frazier, is at its core an encapsulation of the human body as a filter. In Sandra Gould Ford’s photographs a viewer can assess the spiritual, natural, and mental after effects […]

Intimate Debris: Nature, Industry, And The Body

ArtSlant November 30, 2017 by Jessica Lanay LaToya Ruby Frazier’s photography braids together the intimacies between landscape, industry, and the Black woman’s body. Impactful, private, and silver ensconced, her images reveal a sometimes wonderful and other times tragic interdependency. In two recent Pittsburgh exhibitions—The Notion of Family at Silver Eye Center for Photography and On The Making […]

Frazier and artist Sandra Gould Ford honor working-class life

Pittsburgh City Paper November 29, 2017 by Bill O’Driscoll In 1977, while studying at the University of Pittsburgh, Sandra Gould Ford took the first of a series of clerical jobs at J&L Steel. That was five years before LaToya Ruby Frazier was born. But upon meeting, in 2015, the two women connected immediately: They were […]

Spike Lee Reinvents His Debut in Netflix’s Superb Comedy

Collider November 23, 2017 by Chris Cabin ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Review Not unlike Twin Peaks: The Return, Spike Lee‘s new Netflix comedy series, She’s Gotta Have It, simultaneously represents a summation and an expansion of the legendary filmmaker’s style and thematic obsessions. And like David Lynch, Lee has returned to his origins to push […]

In Search of the American Family

LENS New York Times November 20, 2017 by Rena Silverman Every November, mothers, fathers and siblings link arms and tap dance straight into the holiday season. Gathered around the glow of a fireplace or at a packed table for turkey dinner, generations bound by blood, marriage — or even a good Sondheim song — impart […]

Frazier Continues Gordon Parks’ Documentary Photography

Unrated November 13, 2017 by Vanessa Feder LaToya Ruby Frazier is an established visual artist who blends her creative eye with personal accounts by way of diverse mediums including film, performance and photography. While she has received a BFA in applied media arts, her MFA in art photography and is currently an Associate Professor of Photography […]

Photographer documents industry’s creeping effect on health of town

Cambridge Day November 12, 2017 by Marc Levy Photographer and video artist LaToya Ruby Frazier spent a dozen years on a project documenting the effects of industry on Braddock, Pa., and its health, environment and people. But it was an easy investment of time to make; it’s her hometown. In a town literally centered around […]

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