Aperture releases “The Notion Of Family” in paperback

The Notion of Family paperback

The Notion Of Family
Photographs by LaToya Ruby Frazier
Interview by Dawoud Bey Essays by Laura Wexler and Dennis C. Dickerson

Now available in a paperback edition, LaToya Ruby Frazier’s award-winning first book, The Notion Of Family, 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. The work also considers the impact of that decline on the community and on her family, creating a statement both personal and truly political— an intervention in the histories and narratives of the region.

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Flint Is Family

“When President Obama took a sip of Flint’s water in early may, many assumed the city’s two-year crisis was over. But photographer and MacArthur Fellowship recipient LaToya Ruby Frazier has a different story to tell. Frazier spent five months with three generations of Flint women who both suffer and insistently thrive amid the worst man-made environmental catastrophe in recent national memory.”

– Mattie Kahn, Elle.com

Five-part story on Elle.com with photographs and a short film by LaToya Ruby Frazier.

LOST AND FOUND

A Pilgrimage to the Desert Shrine of Noah Purifoy
As told to LaToya Ruby Frazier Oct. 26, 2016

“A few years ago, I saw something by the assemblage artist Noah Purifoy that startled me. One of the “Watts Uprising” pieces at P.S. 1 in Queens, made of debris found after the Watts riots, was so similar to the way my friend, the installation artist Abigail DeVille, works. She and Purifoy both collect discarded materials. In Abigail’s case, it’s to show how people are positioned in society; for Purifoy it was social commentary.” Read more…

– LaToya Ruby Frazier for The New York Times

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