Headshot of photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier in navy top with blurred bookshelves in the background

LaToya Ruby Frazier

November 1, 2023 | 6:00 pm


One of the nation’s most acclaimed contemporary photographers, LaToya Ruby Frazier’s work depicts the stark reality of today’s America: post-industrial cities riven by poverty, racism, healthcare inequality, and environmental toxicity. By featuring voices and collaborating with communities traditionally erased from the American narrative, Frazier not only captures our cultural blind spots but shows how art can be a powerful tool for social transformation. Her work includes two photo books–”Flint Is Family,” a chronicle of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, whose original photo essay for Elle Magazine was named one of the “25 Most Influential Works of American Protest Art Since World War II” by the New York Times; and “The Notion of Family,” a haunting photographic account of three generations of Frazier women–and the recent installation “The Last Cruze,” which documents the devastation of General Motors plant shutdown in Lordstown, Ohio. The 2015 MacArthur Fellow has been exhibited around the country and the world and will receive a major career retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in 2024. Learn more about Frazier’s at latoyarubyfrazier.com.

This event is supported by the Heidi Brake Smith ’82 Fund for the Arts.


LaToya Ruby Frazier

“One day, artist LaToya Ruby Frazier’s body of work will be considered key to understanding how many Americans learned to look at their fellow citizens with a little more empathy and compassion in the first half of the 21st century.”
— NEXT Pittsburg


November 1, 2023
6:00 PM



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The Prior Performing Arts Center

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