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.”

Courtesy of PBS News Hour

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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Courtesy of: Carré d’Art – Musée d’art contemporain de Nîmes

LaToya Ruby Frazier on Gordon Parks’s “Red Jackson”

LaToya Ruby Frazier on The Artist Project, a 2015 video series produced by The Met (The Metropolitan Museum of Art) in which artists are given an opportunity to respond to their encyclopedic collection. LaToya comments on Red Jackson, 1948 by Gordon Parks (American, 1912–2006).

“There’s tremendous beauty in people’s pain and their suffering.”
– LaToya Ruby Frazier

Courtesy of The Met – September 15, 2015