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‘Genius’ LaToya Ruby Frazier presents “Art as Transformation: Using Photography for Social Change at MIAD, Nov. 14

Oct 9, 2018

LaToya Ruby Frazier (Image: Courtesy of John D. & Catherine MacArthur Foundation)

MILWAUKEE (October 9, 2018) – The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) features MacArthur “Genius,” TED Fellow and photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier in the MIAD Creativity Series, Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 6 – 7:30 p.m., at MIAD’s 4th Floor Raw Space, 273 E. Erie Street.

In her public presentation, “Art as Transformation: Using Photography for Social Change,” Frazier draws from her award-winning book, The Notion of Family, and works of art by Frederick Douglass, August Sander, Julia Margaret Cameron and Langston Hughes, to discuss how she uses photography to fight injustice such as poverty, healthcare and gender inequality, environmental contamination and racism.

Frazier’s MIAD Creativity Series presentation is free and open to the public. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Seating is first-come, first-served.

Frazier’s work has been exhibited widely in the United States and internationally. She has work on view Oct. 19 – Dec. 12 in “Steel Genesis: Sandra Gould Ford” in MIAD’s Frederick Layton Gallery, as well as at the Milwaukee Art Museum as part of its “Family Pictures” exhibit, which explores the ways in which black photographers and artists have portrayed familial relationships.

Frazier’s public presentation for the MIAD Creativity Series is part of a two-day residency at the college, during which she will engage with students in the classroom.


About LaToya Ruby Frazier

Frazier was chosen by Ebony as one of its 100+ Most Powerful Women of All Time, and is a visual artist and TED Fellow. She received the MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.


About the MIAD Creativity Series

MIAD Creativity Series logoThe MIAD Creativity Series brings distinctive and internationally renowned creatives to Milwaukee to enrich the experiences of MIAD students while engaging the community in new ways of thinking about, and appreciating, the arts and the world of design.

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