LaToya Ruby Frazier

LaToya Ruby Frazier, “Jenny Holzer’s Truism”, from the series Campaign for Braddock Hospital, 2011.

LaToya Ruby Frazier is an artist and a militant; her photos combine intimate views of her relation with her parents and grandparents with the history of the Afro-American community of Braddock, Pennsylvania, where she grew up and where her family still live.
She reports upon the decline of this steel-producing town, which was once prosperous and where the local population today is devastated by poverty, unemployment and health problems linked to pollution.

LaToya Ruby Frazier was born in 1982 in Braddock, Pennsylvania (USA). She lives and works in New Brunswick, New Jersey and New York.