And From The Coaltips A Tree Will Rise

New catalogue of work by LaToya Ruby Frazier.

A 2016 residency at MAC’s Grand-Hornu (Museum of Contemporary Arts) allowed LaToya to pursue work on a post-industrial society in Belgium. Her focus was the Borinage, a mining region whose intense activity in the 19th century was diminished by a series of crises that led to the closure of the last mine in 1976. Testimonies gathered by Frazier from the former miners and their families have resulted in And From The Coaltips A Tree Will Rise, an extensive collection of portraits, landscapes and still lifes.

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aToya Ruby Frazier: And from the Coaltips a Tree Will Rise

Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: MAC’S Grand Hornu (Museum of Contemporary Arts, Belgium)
Date: September 26, 2017
Language: English
ISBN-10: 2930368705
ISBN-13: 978-2930368702

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.