LaToya Ruby Frazier


LaToya Ruby Frazier Portrait


LaToya Ruby Frazier was born and raised in Braddock, Pennsylvania. Her work is informed by late 19th- and early 20th-century modes of representation in documentary practice. With an emphasis on postmodern conditions, class, and capitalism, Frazier investigates issues of propaganda, politics, and the importance of subjectivity.

This series features photographs of Braddock's polluted Monongahela River valley--LaToya Ruby Frazier's hometown. In documenting the present day economic poverty and marginalization of her hometown, Frazier provides a personalized interpretation of W.E.B. Du Bois' discussions on the poverty of his birth place in the Housatonic River adjacent.


Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Art Angels (Community Foundation of Western Mass)

UMass Class of 1961 Artists Residency Program

University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries -- Special Collections and University Archives -- 
W.E. B. Du Bois Collection