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LATOYA RUBY FRAZIER Art As Transformation: Using Photography for Social Change
Please note: Registration for this event is limited to members of the W&L community. Please use your W&L email to register before noon on April 8.

Lecture moderated by Staniar Gallery interns Chloe Parsons '22 and Mary Stephen Straske '21

Attendees will be invited to submit questions for a brief Q&A following the lecture.

In this talk, 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, opens up more authentic ways to talk about family, inheritance, and place, and celebrates the inspirational, transformative power of images.

LaToya Ruby Frazier is a contemporary artist who uses photography, video, and performance as social activism to make visible injustices affecting marginalized communities. She describes her artistic practice as building “visual archives that address industrialization, rustbelt revitalization, environmental justice, healthcare inequity, family and communal history.” A 2015 recipient of a MacArthur Award, Fraser has received widespread attention for her Flint is Family series that follows the story of the water crisis in Flint Michigan.

Apr 8, 2021 05:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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