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

Photography At MoMA: 1960 To Now

Edited by Quentin Bajac, Lucy Gallun, Roxana Marcoci, and Sarah Hermanson Meister.
Essays by David Campany, Noam Elcott, Robert Slifkin, and Eva Respini.

ISBN: 9780870709692

The Museum of Modern Art has one of the greatest collections of twentieth-century photography in the world. As one of three volumes dedicated to a new history of photography published by the Museum, this publication comprises a comprehensive catalogue of the collection post-1960s and brings a much-needed new critical perspective on the most prominent artists who have worked with the photographic medium over the last half-century. At a moment when photography is undergoing fast-paced changes and artists are seeking to redefine its boundaries in new and exciting ways, Photography at MoMA serves as an excellent resource for understanding this expanded field.

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Book Released through Aperture Foundation

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

In this, her first book, LaToya Ruby Frazier 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. Frazier has compellingly set her story of three generations—her Grandma Ruby, her mother, and herself—against larger questions of civic belonging and responsibility. The work documents her own struggles and interactions with family and the expectations of community, and includes the documentation of the demise of Braddock’s only hospital, reinforcing the idea that the history of a place is frequently written on the body as well as the landscape.

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