LaToya Ruby Frazier

FLINT, 1,105 days and counting man-made water crisis, 2017 by LaToya Ruby Frazier

LaToya Ruby Frazier asks for justice for the communities in Flint, Michigan, with a flag that reminds us of the number of days residents have been living without water as of May 2017. The photograph is from her 2016 work Flint is Family, where Frazier spent five months with three generations of Flint women who suffer and still thrive as they face the water crisis in Flint–“the worst man-made environmental catastrophe in recent national memory.”


LaToya states: “The number 1,105 will be the exact amount of days Flint residents have lived without new pipes since the lead leeching took place. It will be 1,105 days and counting the day of the Creative Time Gala on May 3rd, where the flag was first shown.

(And yes, that is a real photograph I took in Flint, where they were keeping locked up pipes behind barbed wire.)


Exact location and company:
American Pipe
4906 Horton Avenue, Flint MI 48505”


About LaToya Ruby Frazier

B. 1982, Braddock, PA. Lives and works in Chicago, IL


Winner of the MacArthur “Genius” grant, LaToya Ruby Frazier’s artistic practice spans a range of media that incorporates photography, video and performance and centers on the nexus of social justice, cultural change and commentary on the American experience. Citing Gordon Parks as an influence, Frazier uses the camera as a weapon and agent of social change.


Photograph by Nicholas Prakas




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Project Support

Rirkrit Tiravanija
Untitled 2017 (fear eats the soul) (white flag)




Creative Time Headquarters
59 East 4th Street, NY, NY


21C Museum Hotel Durham
111 Corcoran St, Durham, NC


Atlanta Contemporary
535 Means Street, NW, Atlanta, GA


Blue Star Contemporary
116 Blue Star, San Antonio, TX


California College of the Arts
1111 8th St, San Fransisco, CA


The Commons, in partnership with the Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas
1340 Jayhawk Blvd, Lawrence, KS


Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University
114 Central Ave, Ithaca, NY


John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, Brown University
357 Benefit Street, Providence, RI


KMAC Museum
715 W Main St, Louisville, KY


Light City
Baltimore, MD’s waterfront from the South Shore of the Inner Harbor to Harbor East


1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, MA


Mid-America Arts Alliance
2018 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO


Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI


Pratt Institute
200 Willoughby Avenue, South Hall 1, Brooklyn, NY


RISD Museum
224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI


536 Congress Street, Portland, ME


Texas State Galleries
233 West Sessom Drive, San Marcos, TX


The Union for Contemporary Art
2423 N 24th Street, Omaha, NE


University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum
3821 USF Holly Drive, Tampa, FL


Wassaic Project
37 Furnace Bank Road, Wassaic, NY


Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University
71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, NJ