Aperture and the Strand present LaToya Ruby Frazier in conversation with Kellie Jones.
Now back in print in a new paperback edition, LaToya Ruby Frazier’s award-winning first book, The Notion of Family (Aperture, 2016), offers an incisive exploration of the legacy of racism and economic decline in America’s small towns, as embodied by her hometown of Braddock, Pennsylvania. Frazier knowingly acknowledges and expands upon the traditions of classic black-and-white documentary photography, enlisting the participation of her family, and her mother in particular. In the creation of these collaborative works, she reinforces the idea of art and image-making as a transformative act, a means of resetting traditional power dynamics and narratives—both those of her family and of the community at large.
A book signing of The Notion of Family will follow.
Talk & Book Signing
LaToya Ruby Frazier at Strand
Monday, October 3
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
828 Broadway & 12th Street
New York, NY 10003