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EXPO CHICAGO Highlight: LaToya Ruby Frazier

Sunday, September 22

11:00 am

Dialogues Stage: East End of Festival Hall Navy Pier Chicago, IL


Aperture Foundation presents artist LaToya Ruby Frazier in conversation with Karen Irvine, curator and associate director, Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago.

In advance of Frazier’s forthcoming Aperture monograph, The Notion of Family, this panel will also serve as an extension of the special exhibition on view at the MoCP booth at EXPO, and the museum’s concurrent exhibition, “Backstory: LaToya Ruby Frazier, Ron Jude, and Guillaume Simoneau,” curated by Irvine. For the last decade, Frazier has extensively documented the economic and social struggles of her family and community in her hometown of Braddock, Pennsylvania. Blurring the boundaries between the personal and the collective, Frazier uses her own family’s history to reveal both complex intergenerational struggles and social inequality. Frazier’s first monograph is scheduled to be published by Aperture in spring 2014.

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Image: LaToya Ruby Frazier, Momme, 2008, from The Notion of Family (Aperture, 2014)

EXPO CHICAGO Highlight: LaToya Ruby Frazier