LaToya Ruby Frazier

American, born 1982

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LaToya Ruby Frazier

American, born 1982

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LaToya Ruby Frazier pays homage to her great predecessors—documentary photographers of the late 19th century, such as Jacob Riis Lewis Hine, with whom she shares a desire to comment on social, political, and economic conditions. For Frazier, this means using her camera (most often large-format) to capture her hometown of Braddock, Pennsylvania, and the economic crisis that has ensued since the collapse of its steel industry in the 1970s. Her images portray her family and community, and raise issues of class, race, health care, and environmental ruin. In a criticism of a Levi’s campaign that took place in Braddock, Frazier repurposed propagandized slogans depicting a land of opportunity with harrowing images of the true conditions.

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MoMA PS1, and 3 more
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Biography

LaToya Ruby Frazier pays homage to her great predecessors—documentary photographers of the late 19th century, such as Jacob Riis Lewis Hine, with whom she shares a desire to comment on social, political, and economic conditions. For Frazier, this means using her camera (most often large-format) to capture her hometown of Braddock, Pennsylvania, and the economic crisis that has ensued since the collapse of its steel industry in the 1970s. Her images portray her family and community, and raise issues of class, race, health care, and environmental ruin. In a criticism of a Levi’s campaign that took place in Braddock, Frazier repurposed propagandized slogans depicting a land of opportunity with harrowing images of the true conditions.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
user
Solo show at a major institution
Brooklyn Museum
group
Group show at a major institution
MoMA PS1, and 3 more
Instituion
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
fair
Included in a major biennial
Istanbul Biennial, and 2 more
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