2015 MacArthur Fellows Includes Photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier

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Recognizing 24 exceptionally creative individuals with a track record of achievement and the potential for significant contributions in the future, the Foundation today named the 2015 MacArthur Fellows. Fellows will each receive a no-strings-attached stipend of $625,000, allowing recipients maximum freedom to follow their own creative visions.

“These 24 delightfully diverse MacArthur Fellows are shedding light and making progress on critical issues, pushing the boundaries of their fields, and improving our world in imaginative, unexpected ways,” said MacArthur President Julia Stasch. “Their work, their commitment, and their creativity inspire us all.”

Included in the class of 2015 is photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier who also received the ICP Infinity Award last year in the publication category.

LaToya Ruby Frazier’s body of work “The Notion of Family” examines the impact of the steel industry and health care system on the community of Braddock. She uses portraits of her mother, grandmother and herself as symbols for each economic period in the decline of the industry.