The Spokane community is invited to engage in a conversation with artist and photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier, who is speaking virtually at the Spokane Community College Hagan Center at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, via YouTube.
About the program
The SCC Hagan Center invites speakers from across the world to join the campus community each winter and spring. Latoya will discuss how she has used photography to fight injustice—poverty, healthcare and gender inequality, environmental contamination, racism, and more—and create a more representative self-portrait. Drawing from her book The Notion of Family as well as from works of art by Frederick Douglass, August Sander, Julia Margaret Cameron, and Langston Hughes, she relates her conscious approach to photography, opens up more authentic ways to talk about family, inheritance, and place, and celebrates the inspirational, transformative power of images.
LaToya’s free presentation will be followed by an interview session with SCC Dean of Arts and Sciences Gwendolyn Cash-James and an audience Q&A. Attendees can register and watch here.
About LaToya Ruby Frazier
Frazier, who works in a variety of mediums, including photography, video, performance, installation art and books, is an associate professor of photography at the School of Art Institute in Chicago, where she currently lives and works. Her artwork has been featured in numerous collections, including in the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.
Frazier is the recipient of many honors and awards, including an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Edinboro University and an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute, and many more.
At a Glance
What: Hagan Center Speaker Series with LaToya Ruby Frazier
When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022