LaToya Ruby Frazier Photographs: 'A Haunted Capital' Captures Family Life In A Forgotten Industrial Town | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

LaToya Ruby Frazier has fierce ties to her roots. The artist grew up in Braddock, Pennsylvania -- the site of one of America's first steel mills.

In a new show at the Brooklyn Museum, "A Haunted Capital," Frazier's photographs of Braddock display a town left in the dust after the advent of the digital age. The black-and-white images, which were actually taken within the last 10 year, look as if they are decades old. Yet the striking photographs breathe life back into the abandoned town, bringing a spotlight to the real faces and homes of the contemporary town.