LaToya Ruby Frazier: What Is The Human Cost Of Toxic Water And Environmental Racism? – WBUR

7August 2020

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Our Relationship With Water

Flint, Michigan is the site of among the worst ongoing water crises in current U.S. history. Artist LaToya Ruby Frazier has actually spent years catching the stories of life living with toxic water.

About LaToya Ruby Frazier

LaToya Ruby Frazier is a visual artist. She is a 2015 TED and MacArthur Fellow, and previously this year she got the Gordon Parks Foundation/Steidl Book Prize.

Her first book, The Notion of Family, got the International Center for Photography Infinity Award. She is also understood for Flint Is Family, pictures of three generations of women making it through the manufactured water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Following the Flint Is Family task, Frazier partnered with AWG Contracting and Moses West to bring an atmospheric water generator to Flint so that residents might produce their own supply of clean water. It remains in its 2nd year of usage.

Noteworthy solo exhibitions of Frazier's work have actually performed at Brooklyn Museum, Seattle Art Museum, and Institute Of Contemporary Art, Boston. Her work can likewise be found in public and personal art collections, including those of the Museum of Modern Art.

Frazier is currently an associate teacher of photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has formerly held academic or curatorial positions at Yale University School of Art, Rutgers University, and Syracuse University.

She received her BFA in applied media arts from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and her MFA in art photography from Syracuse University.

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