Lectures, Films, and Performances

Lectures, Films, and Performances

Lectures and Films

Artist Talk: LaToya Ruby Frazier
Thursday, November 16 / 7pm

In this talk, MacArthur award-winning artist LaToya Ruby Frazier discusses how she has used photography to fight injustice—poverty, healthcare and gender inequality, environmental contamination, racism, and more—and create a more representative self-portrait. Drawing from her book The Notion of Family, as well as from works of art by Frederick Douglass, August Sander, Julia Margaret Cameron, and Langston Hughes, she relates her conscious approach to photography, explores more authentic ways to talk about family, inheritance, and place, and celebrates the inspirational, transformative power of images.

Frazier, whose works exploring the post-industrial conditions of her hometown of Braddock, PA, is featured in Subjective Objective, Her photography has been exhibited widely around the world, with solo exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum, Seattle Art Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, and the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. She is currently Associate Professor, Photography, at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and has previously held academic and curatorial positions at Yale University School of Art, Rutgers University, and Syracuse University. A Q&A moderated by curator Donna Gustafson follows the talk. 


Photos McKay Imaging Photography