Fifty Years After: Gordon Parks, Carrie Mae Weems, Mickalene Thomas, LaToya Ruby Frazier

A photo exhibition of iconic works from four preeminent African American photographers

In the idyllic town of Kent, Connecticut—a little over two hours north of NYC by car—the James Barron Art gallery will host an exhibition of uncommon socio-political importance. “Fifty Years After: Gordon Parks, Carrie Mae Weems, Mickalene Thomas, LaToya Ruby Frazier” features four renowned African American photographers, three of whom are women. And the range of works within hail from the Civil Rights movement to …

CH25: Latoya Ruby Frazier

Documenting the slow, troubling changes in Braddock, Pennsylvania

For over 12 years, visual artist LaToya Ruby Frazier has been exploring America’s economic future by looking at a present-day microcosm—through a very personal lens. The talented TED Fellow has captured and compiled photos and videos of her hometown Braddock, Pennsylvania, the birthplace of the US steel industry that has fallen victim to corporate irresponsibility, environmental decay, segregation and white flight. Frazier’s photos reveal all …