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‘LaToya Ruby Frazier: A Haunted Capital’ at the Brooklyn Museum

'Grandma Ruby and Me,' 2005. (© LaToya Ruby Frazier/Brooklyn Museum)

Taken collectively, the black-and-white photographs that LaToya Ruby Frazier has been making over the past 10 years, pictures of her family and their social circle, form an unflinching portrait of life in Braddock, Pa., a city battered by economic depression and environmental degradation. Appearing in small numbers in the New Museum’s 2009 Triennial and the Whitney Museum’s 2012 Biennial, these photos looked out of place in their unfashionable emotional immediacy, which makes “A Haunted Capital,” her first solo museum show in New York, organized by Eugenie Tsai, a welcome opportunity to consider a large, strong selection of them on their own terms. Read More


LaToya Ruby Frazier Now Represented by Galerie Michel Rein in Paris

LaToya Ruby Frazier, "Where is Emergency Care for Braddock?" 2010. (© LaToya Ruby Frazier, courtesy the artist)

Paris’s Galerie Michel Rein just announced that it now represents LaToya Ruby Frazier, the New York- and New Brunwick, N.J.-based photographer who has been a star of the 2009 New Museum Triennial, the MoMA PS1’s 2010 Greater New York and the 2012 Whitney Biennial, where she presented photographs shot in her hometown of Braddock, Pa. The gallery plans to show her work in the Art Positions section of Art Basel Miami Beach in 2012. Read More


Brooklyn Museum Plans LaToya Ruby Frazier Show

LaToya Ruby Frazier, "Grandma Ruby and Me," 2005. (Courtesy the artist)

LaToya Ruby Frazier’s elegant, personal and sometimes emotionally charged black-and-white photographs have been seen in this year’s Whitney Biennial, the 2010 edition of MoMA PS1’s Greater New York and the New Museum’s first triennial, in 2009. Now they are headed to the Brooklyn Museum, which will mount a major exhibition of her work, titled “A Haunted Capital,” this June. Read More