Tuesday, September 29, 2015

SNAP DECISION: LaToya Ruby Frazier Receives Prestigious MacArthur Fellowship Award

The MacArthur Foundation has announced 24 fellows for its 2015 grant awards, among them is photographer and video artist LaToya Ruby Frazier.

“A teacher at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, LaToya Ruby Frazier uses the language of documentary filmmaking and photography to explore social inequality, race, and class. 

In her best-known work, 'The Notion of Family,' Frazier photographs herself along with her mother and grandmother in their hometown of Braddock, Pennsylvania. The series depicts intergenerational relationships in the setting of a town facing neglect, high unemployment, and economic decline caused by the closure of a local steel mill. 'The Notion of Family' was published as a book by Aperture in 2014, and it was awarded the 2015 Infinity Award for Best Publication by the International Center of Photography.”

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