I have to tell my story because it hasn’t been told. I’m a human being and my life has value and I refuse to be erased. ~ Latoya Ruby Frazier
I admire the way Latoya Ruby Frazier uses her camera as a tool for social documentation. Her choices in portraiture and video reveals a very intimate and personal history of Latoya. Her series, A Haunted Capital is her specific story, yet the portrayal of family and mother/daughter relationship is familiar. The specificity in her narrative speaks to the universal themes of race, gender, and class her work addresses.
Here is an insightful interview with Latoya in American Art Magazine.