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LaToya Ruby Frazier: And from the Coaltips a Tree Will Rise

Pbk, 9.75 x 11 in. / 160 pgs / 6 color / 60 bw. | 10/24/2017 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9782930368702 | $45.00



LaToya Ruby Frazier: The Notion of Family
LaToya Ruby Frazier: The Notion of Family

Clth, 9.5 x 10.75 in. / 156 pgs / 32 color / 100 duotone. | 11/30/2014 | Not Available
ISBN 9781597112482 | $60.00



LaToya Ruby Frazier: And from the Coaltips a Tree Will RiseLaToya Ruby Frazier: And from the Coaltips a Tree Will Rise

Published by MAC'S Grand Hornu.
Text by Denis Gielen, Joanna Leroy, Jean-Marc Prévost.

Photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier (born 1982) grew up in Braddock, PA, a borough in the American Rust Belt ravaged by the steel-industry crisis that hit the US during the Reagan administration. In this former bastion of the steel industry, the artist was raised in her Afro-American family, whose story she told in The Notion of Family. Her 2016 residency at Grand-Hornu allowed her to pursue her work on post-industrial society in Belgium, turning her camera to the Borinage, a mining region whose intense activity in the 19th century was diminished by a series of crises that led to the closure of the last mine in 1976. Testimonies gathered by Frazier from the former miners and their families have resulted in And from the Coaltips a Tree Will Rise, an extensive collection of portraits, landscapes and still lifes.

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MAC'S Grand Hornu

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Paperback, 9.75 x 11 in. / 160 pgs / 6 color / 60 bw.

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STATUS: Forthcoming | 10/24/2017

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LaToya Ruby Frazier: The Notion of FamilyLaToya Ruby Frazier: The Notion of Family

Published by Aperture.
Interview by Dawoud Bey. Text by Laura Wexler, Dennis C. Dickerson.

In this, her first book, LaToya Ruby Frazier (born 1982) offers an incisive exploration of the legacy of racism and economic decline in America's small towns, as embodied by Braddock, Pennsylvania, Frazier's hometown. The work also considers the impact of that decline on the community and on her family, creating a statement both personal and truly political--an intervention in the histories and narratives of the region that are dominated by stories of Andrew Carnegie and Pittsburgh's industrial past, but largely ignore those of black families and the working classes. Frazier has set her story of three generations--her Grandma Ruby, her mother and herself--against larger questions of civic belonging and responsibility. The work also documents the demise of Braddock's only hospital, reinforcing the idea that the history of a place is frequently written on the body as well as the landscape. With The Notion of Family, Frazier knowingly acknowledges and expands upon the traditions of classic black-and-white documentary photography, enlisting the participation of her family, and her mother in particular. As Frazier says, her mother is "co-author, artist, photographer and subject. Our relationship primarily exists through a process of making images together. I see beauty in all her imperfections and abuse." Frazier's work reinforces the idea of image-making as a transformative act, a means of resetting traditional power dynamics and narratives, both those of her family and those of the community at large. Frazier is a 2014 Guggenheim fellow.

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Aperture

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Clth, 9.5 x 10.75 in. / 156 pgs / 32 color / 100 duotone.

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