LaToya Ruby Frazier

Silver Eye Center for Photography
Through November 18 & December 31
Various times

If you missed the opening reception for LaToya Ruby Frazier’s first hometown exhibition, then Saturday’s artist talk with the rising star photographer is the perfect chance to explore her profound work.

You have not one but two chances to see Frazier’s work in Pittsburgh this fall. Her groundbreaking series, “The Notion of Family,” is on view at Silver Eye through November 18, while the collaborative show, “On the Making of Steel Genesis: Sandra Gould Ford,” runs at Downtown’s August Wilson Center through December 31.

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear Frazier speak about her photography and artistic process at Silver Eye’s new Penn Ave. facility. Attendees can also buy Frazier’s books from Spaces Corners and have them signed by the artist.

Frazier will discuss “The Notion of Family,” which explores the impact of decades of industrial decline, poverty and racism in her hometown of Braddock. Chronicling life in Braddock over 10-plus years, Frazier’s evocative and breathtaking images portray historic industrial beauty, layers of deterioration, the closure of UPMC Braddock Hospital, her family’s living spaces, intimate portraits of the artist, her mother and her grandmother and more.

Register for the talk and learn more about both exhibitions.

Jennifer BaronArts & Entertainment / Jobs Editor

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator...