LaToya Ruby Frazier: A visual history of inequality in industrial America
Latoja Rubi Frejžer (LaToya Ruby Frazier): Vizuelna istorija nejednakosti u industrijskoj Americi
LaToya Ruby Frazier - Photographer
LaToya Ruby Frazier focuses her camera lens on her family and her hometown of Braddock, Pennsylvania, to explore themes of family, inequality, health care and environmental racism. Full bio
of the Monongahela River,
u istočnom delu okruga Alegejni,
in the eastern region of Allegheny County,
outside of Pittsburgh.
to Andrew Carnegie's first steel mill,
u regionu koja još radi.
steel mill in the region.
i slike iz ptičje perspektive
i opisala presek
to address the intersection
moje porodice i zajednice.
on the bodies of my family and community.
narrative of Braddock
industrijalaca i radničkih sindikata.
of industrialists and trade unions.
za revitalizaciju Pojasa rđe,
koji otkrivaju novi svet.
discovering a new frontier.
da je stanovništvo Bredoka uglavnom crno.
that Braddock is predominantly black.
ugušeno i izbrisano.
silenced and erased.
pod svojom zaštitom,
and care of Grandma Ruby,
at 805 Washington Avenue.
a belci beže u predgrađa.
and white flight to suburban developments.
počela da hoda ulicama,
walked the streets,
državnom i saveznom nivou
state and federal level,
moju porodicu i zajednicu.
dismantled my family and community.
from Carnegie's mill with his pension.
čeličanu Karnegi s penzijom.
čistio komade metala i šljake.
cleaning up spilt metal and slag.
na telu i pejzažu.
on the body and the landscape.
i atomiziranim metalima,
protiv okruga Alegeni
against Allegheny County
stajale kule Talbot.
Talbot Towers once stood.
za lakšu industriju.
has since appeared.
prikrivaju zapaljivi otpad
conceal the flammable waste
iz svog doma i sa svog zemljišta.
off their home and land.
ovo agresivno oduzimanje imanja.
this aggressive dispossession.
hiljade plastičnih belih svežnjeva
thousands of plastic white bundles
do makro nivoa,
to the macro level,
kojom on iskazuje svoj glas.
as a platform to launch his voice.
nastavićemo da se borimo
i socioekonomske nejednakosti.
and socioeconomic inequality.
About the speaker:LaToya Ruby Frazier - Photographer
LaToya Ruby Frazier focuses her camera lens on her family and her hometown of Braddock, Pennsylvania, to explore themes of family, inequality, health care and environmental racism.
Why you should listen
TED Fellow LaToya Ruby Frazier uses photography, video and performance to address issues of industrialism, rustbelt revitalization, environmental justice, healthcare inequality, family and communal history. Some of her work, which features images of her mother and grandmother (Grandma Ruby) was published in her first book, The Notion of Family, which received the International Center for Photography Infinity Award.
She has exhibited her work widely in the United States and elsewhere, with solo exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum, Seattle Art Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston and the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. She is an assistant professor of photography at the School of Art Institute of Chicago, having previously taught at Yale, Rutgers and Syracuse University.
LaToya received her BFA in applied media arts from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and her MFA in art photography from Syracuse University. She was the Guna S. Mundheim Fellow for visual arts at the American Academy in Berlin in 2013 and won a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 2014. She is also a 2015 MacArthur Fellow.
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