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LaToya Ruby Frazier

1982, Chicago, États-Unis d’Amérique

LaToya Ruby Frazier (Braddock, USA, 1982) lives and works in Chicago. The American photographer obtained her degree in photography and graphic design from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2004, and in 2007, she earned a Master’s degree in Fine Arts in Photography from the School of Visual Performing Arts at Syracuse University.

Inspired by documentary practices of the early 20th century, Frazier explores the intersections of place, race, and family in her work, which is a hybrid of self-portraiture and social narration. Her artworks have been the subject of solo exhibitions at institutions such as MAC’s in Mons (2017), CAPC in Bordeaux (2016), Carré d’art in Nîmes (2015), Brooklyn Museum in New York, and Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston (2013). She has also participated in several major international biennales, including the 56th Venice Biennale (2015), the 8th Busan Biennale (2014), and the 76th Whitney Biennial (2012).

Throughout her career, LaToya Ruby Frazier has received numerous awards and honors, including the Gordon Parks Foundation Award in 2016 and the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship in 2015. In the same year, the International Center of Photography in New York awarded her the Infinity Award for her book “The Notion of Family” (Aperture, 2014). Her powerful and thought-provoking work continues to make a significant impact in the field of contemporary photography and social commentary.

(sources: les presses du réel and wikipedia)