This is a photo of LaToya Ruby Frazie. Their hair is styled in an afro and wearing a black coat.
TED Fellow LaToya Ruby Frazier, TED2015 - Truth and Dare, March 16-20, 2015, Kay Meek Center, West Vancouver, Canada. Photo: Bret Hartman/TED

Artist Talk: LaToya Ruby Frazier

Join us for the keynote program celebrating American Gothic: Gordon Parks and Ella Watson, on view at Mia through June 23, 2024, and organized by Mia and the Gordon Parks Foundation.

With generous support from the Mark and Mary Goff Fiterman Fund, the Friends of the Institute and Mia present LaToya Ruby Frazier.

Tickets will be available to Friends members on February 12 by calling 612.870.3000. Tickets will be available to the general public on February 14.

One of the nation’s most acclaimed photographers, LaToya Ruby Frazier reveals the stark reality of today’s America: post-industrial cities riven by poverty, racism, healthcare inequality, and environmental toxicity. By featuring voices and perspectives traditionally erased from the American narrative, Frazier not only captures our cultural blind spots—she teaches us how art is a powerful tool for social transformation. For more than two decades, LaToya Ruby Frazier has used photography and her art to preserve forgotten narratives of labor, gender, and race. Her brilliant, eye-opening work explores the post-industrial era, lifting up marginalized voices and the underrecognized work of women and people of color.

TED Fellow LaToya Ruby Frazier, TED2015 - Truth and Dare, March 16-20, 2015, Kay Meek Center, West Vancouver, Canada. Photo: Bret Hartman/TED