LaToya Ruby Frazier was born in 1982 in Braddock, Pennsylvania. Her artistic practice spans a range of media, including photography, video and performance, and centers on the nexus of social justice, cultural change and commentary on the American experience. In various interconnected bodies of work, Frazier uses collaborative storytelling with the people who appear in her artwork to address industrialism, Rust Belt revitalization, environmental justice, access to healthcare, family, and communal history. Her work is held in numerous national and international museum collections. Frazier has received the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship (2014) and MacArthur Fellowship (2015), among other honors. Her first book, The Notion of Family (2014), received the International Center for Photography Infinity Award. Frazier is an associate professor of photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she currently lives and works.
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