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Opening Reception

LaToya Ruby Frazier: Selected Works

Thursday, May 14

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore 547 West 27th Street New York, NY


In celebration of LaToya Ruby Frazier’s first book, The Notion of Family (Aperture, 2014), and in honor of her recently received Infinity Award for Publication (presented by the International Center of Photography), Aperture Foundation presents a selection of photographs and videos related to the publication and to Frazier’s ongoing work.

Presented here, for the first time in New York, are recent color images that were part of Frazier’s installation Born By a River at the Seattle Art Museum. These images are an extension of her prior work and document Braddock from the air—a dramatically different vantage point by which to view her community and the landscape-in-crisis that has informed Braddock’s history and the experiences of Frazier’s family.

LaToya Ruby Frazier (born in Braddock, Pennsylvania, 1982) received her BFA in photography and graphic design in 2004 at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, and her MFA in 2007 from the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University, New York. In 2011, Frazier completed the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program and shortly thereafter was appointed Critic in Photography at the Yale University School of Art. Currently she is an Assistant Professor in Photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her first New York solo exhibition, A Haunted Capital, was held at the Brooklyn Museum in 2013. Frazier has received numerous grants and awards, including a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship and a 2015 TED Fellowship.

Image: LaToya Ruby Frazier, Grandma Ruby and Me, 2005, from The Notion of Family (Aperture, 2014)

LaToya Ruby Frazier: Selected Works