Wednesday, September 30, 2015

LaToya Ruby Frazier

LaToya Ruby Frazier, MacArthur Fellowship Recipient, 2015

Growing up just outside of Pittsburgh in Braddock, Pa, that former steel town in seemingly perpetual decline, served to form and inform Frazier's photography.  A 2015 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship recipient, Frazier's work is unerringly clear and powerful in its representation of both people and place.  Namely, her family and Braddock.  As a photographer myself, but not of this caliber, I can attest to the difficulty in mastering clarity in meaning.
Frazier is young, just 33 years old, and I look forward to seeing where she takes her vision next.

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