Is It Morning For You Yet?58th Carnegie International


LaToya Ruby Frazier

LaToya Ruby Frazier (b. 1982, Braddock, PA; lives in Chicago, IL) works in a range of media, including photography, video, performance, installation art, and books, and centers on the nexus of social justice, cultural change, and commentary on the American experience. In various interconnected bodies of work, she uses collaborative storytelling with the people who appear in her artwork to address topics of industrialism, Rust Belt revitalization, environmental justice, access to healthcare, access to clean water, workers’ rights, human rights, family, and communal history. This builds on her commitment to the legacy of 1930s social documentary work and 1960s and ’70s conceptual photography that address urgent social and political issues of everyday life. Frazier is an associate professor of photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has been the subject of solo exhibitions at institutions in the United States and Europe and her work is held in numerous public collections.

a photo of people walking in a neighborhood.
LaToya Ruby Frazier, Latish Walker Leading Her Community Walking Tour In East Baltimore With John Hopkins Interns 2021, from More Than Conquerors: A Monument For Community Health Workers of Baltimore, Maryland 2021–2022, 18 stainless steel IV poles, 33 archival inkjet prints, 33 text panels, dimensions variable, Courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery