Brilliant photographer captures daily life during the Flint water crisis

In a short film by Frazier titled Flint is Family, Shea Cobb, a 32-year-old mother and lifelong Flint resident, explains how ordinary tasks like brushing teeth and planning dinner have been complicated by lead-poisoned water. A singer, songwriter, and poet, Cobb patches together a series of jobs — bus driving and hair braiding — to make ends meet for her family. It’s a job made more arduous when the water is poisoned. “It’s the hustle that gets us through,” Cobb says.

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MacArthur fellow captures the town that survived

PBS News Hour’s Jeffrey Brown talks with LaToya Ruby Frazier about her art and activism.

“Braddock, Pennsylvania, was once a thriving steel town before the town’s industry collapsed. It’s where LaToya Ruby Frazier grew up, like her mother and grandmother before her, and it’s where the visual artist and 2015 MacArthur fellow has returned to document the change her community has endured.”

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Interview with Carré d’Art – Contemporary Art Museum of Nîmes

Interview carried out during the exhibition “LaToya Ruby Frazier, Performing Social Landscapes”
Carré d’Art – Contemporary Art Museum of Nîmes
October 16, 2015 – March 13, 2016
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