Loek Vugs, Artist, The Netherlands
When I think about the future I often think about architecture. I think it’s great when architects try to design eco-friendly buildings. Of course, this is allready happening right now, but I hope that for the future ‘eco-friendly’ will be considered as standard.
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Sneak peek of a project for Presente: The Young Lords in New York exhibition. More to come…
Read our interview with photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier, the 2015 Infinity Awards Recipient for Publication.
Top image: LaToya Ruby Frazier portrait by Aubrey Kaufaman (2013).
All images from the book The Notion of Family, courtesy the artist © LaToya Ruby Frazier.
In this, her first book, LaToya Ruby Frazier offers an incisive exploration of the legacy of racism and economic decline in America’s small towns, as embodied by her hometown of Braddock, Pennsylvania. The work also considers the impact of that decline on the community and on her family, creating a statement both personal and truly political—an intervention in the histories and narratives of the region. Frazier has compellingly set her story of three generations—her Grandma Ruby, her mother, and herself—against larger questions of civic belonging and responsibility. The work documents her own struggles and interactions with family and the expectations of community. With The Notion of Family, Frazier enlists the participation of her family—and her mother in particular. In the creation of these collaborative works, Frazier reinforces the idea of art and image-making as a transformative act, a means of resetting traditional power dynamics and narratives, both those of her family and those of the community at large.