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Associate Professor LaToya Ruby Frazier Examines the Human Cost of Toxic Water on NPR

In 2016, Associate Professor of Photography LaToya Ruby Frazier was commissioned to produce a photo essay about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, where she spent several years documenting the life of a Black working-class family living with toxic water. The visual artist recently spoke about her experience on NPR’s TED Radio Hour.

In August 2020, Frazier was featured alongside several TED speakers on the episode Our Relationship to Water, where she examined the connection between the Flint water crisis and environmental racism. Frazier’s full TED Talk can be found at