Review Santa Fe: LaToya Ruby Frazier
LaToya Ruby Frazier has been documenting her family in Pittsburgh for over seven years. Her project deals with the mother/daughter relationship that has been stressed by drug abuse and her attempt through collaborative art to strengthen this bond. She photographs her extended family including the grandmother who was her primary caretaker during childhood and J.C. who often acts as surrogate for Frazier as a child. Frazier is knowledgeable of her photo history and clearly draws on documentary photographers like Eugene Richards for motivation.