Since the early 2000s Frazier has developed a documentary practice that is both personal and engaged with the US social and politcal realities. At Mudam Luxembourg, the artist presented the emblematic photographic series The Notion of Family, developed between 2001 and 2014, witnessing the decline of her hometown of Braddock, the former steel capital of Pennsylvania, with two more recent bodies of work, namely On the Making of Steel Geneis: Sandra Gould Ford (2017)–the outcome of a close collaboration with photographer Sandra Gould Ford–and Et des terrils un arbre s’élèvera (2016-2017), an ambitious project near Mons, Belgium, that involved former miners and their families.
The book, published in English with translations in French, features works from the three series, a conversation between Frazier, Christophe Gallois (Curator, Mudam Luxembourg) and artist Claire Tenu, and an essay by contemporary art historian Elvan Zabunyan.
LaToya Ruby Frazier won the 2020 Kraszna-Krausz Foundation Book Awards.
230 × 330 mm, 176 pp., Mousse Publishing
Photo set: Barcelona® Day Bed, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1929), Knoll