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Benjamin J. Young and Werner Lange

LaToya Ruby Frazier, Werner Lange, 45-day-vigil, standing at the intersection of Ellsworth Bailey Rd and I-80 Ohio Turnpike toll road entrance, Lordstown, OH, from The Last Cruze, 2019.

  • LaToya Ruby Frazier, Werner Lange, 45-day-vigil, standing at the intersection of Ellsworth Bailey Rd and I-80 Ohio Turnpike toll road entrance, Lordstown, OH, from The Last Cruze, 2019.

  • Sat, Oct 12, 2019
    3pm

    FILM STUDIES CENTER
    COBB HALL, 3RD FLOOR
    (DIRECTLY BELOW THE RENAISSANCE SOCIETY)

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    Frazier uses photography as a platform for social justice and visibility for working-class families. Her approach is influenced by the Frankfurt School’s critiques of the culture industry and 1960s and 70s conceptual photography that addressed urgent socio-political issues in everyday life. Here, Frazier speaks with art historian Benjamin Young, who positions her work in relation to artists like Allan Sekula, and sociologist Werner Lange, who studied under the Frankfurt School and recently conducted a 45-day roadside vigil in Lordstown in solidarity with the auto workers.

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