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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Aperture 223 Vision & Justice

Aperture: The Magazine of Photography and Ideas

“Vision & Justice”
Addresses the role of photography in the African American experience, guest edited by Sarah Lewis, distinguished author and art historian.

This issue features two covers:
Richard Avedon, Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights leader, with his father, Martin Luther King, Baptist minister, and his son, Martin Luther King III, Atlanta, Georgia, March 22, 1963 and Awol Erizku, Untitled (Forces of Nature #1), 2014

2 x 9 1/4 inches
152 pages
978-1-59711-365-6 (Avedon)
978-1-59711-410-3 (Erizku)

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Performing Social Landscapes

10/16/2015 — 3/13/2016

Debut solo exhibition in France
Carré d’Art – Musée d’art contemporain de Nimes

Exhibition catalog

Cecilia Alemani, Cherise Smith et Natalie Zelt
Carré d’Art-Musée d’art contemporain
12,00 €

Edition bilingue, français / anglais
1 vol. ( 52 p.)
broché, ill. coul.
15 x 27.5 cm
ISBN 9782907650366

“LaToya Ruby Frazier (born 1982) takes as the subject of the photographs her home town of Braddock, Pennsylvania, or rather the people who live there. This is the working-class suburb of Pittsburgh, where there used to be a large steelworks. For a number of years she has been working on those close to her and taking them as witnesses to the economic slump. Her work belongs to a long tradition of committed photographers including Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans and Gordon Parks. She is interested in three generations of women.”

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Courtesy of Carré d’Art-Musée d’art contemporain