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LaToya Ruby Frazier: A Haunted Capital uses social documentary and portraiture to create a personal visual history of an indus trial town’s decline. Through approximately 40 photographic works of her fa mily and their hometown of Braddock\, Pennsylvania\, Frazier offers an inti mate exploration of the effects of deindustrialization on the lives of indi viduals and communities. Home to one of America’s first steel mills\, Bradd ock now has a population below 2\,500 and has been declared a “distressed m unicipality.”

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Frazier began to explore Braddock’s history in her se ries Notion of Family\, four examples of which are on vie w in this exhibition. That project uses the bodies of the artist\, her moth er\, and her grandmother to both reveal complex intergenerational relations hips and to serve as a metaphor for their town’s decay. Frazier’s portrayal of this American landscape is in stark contrast to images from a recent co rporate ad campaign set in Braddock\, which she felt not only erased the tr oubled realities of her endangered town but also excluded the community to which her family belongs.

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Frazier\, whose work is featured in the 2 012 Whitney Biennial\, is Associate Curator for the Mason Gross galleries a nd teaches photography at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers Uni versity\, New Brunswick\, New Jersey.

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