Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards 2020 showcase

Discover the work of the Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards 2020 winners in two live streamed conversations


Wednesday 30th September, 2020 @ 6:30 pm

  • In Conversation
  • Online event


About the Event

Discover the work of the Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards 2020 winners in two live streamed conversations

The Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards celebrate outstanding contributions to photography and moving image publishing. This hour-and-a-half event will feature a conversation with the Chicago-based artist LaToya Ruby Frazier, whose eponymous book LaToya Ruby Frazier has won this year’s Photography Book Award, followed by a Q&A with the audience before moving onto a conversation with Daniel Morgan, the editor of the winning title for the Moving Image Book Award Frame by Frame: A Materialist Aesthetics of Animated Cartoons by Hannah Frank.

LaToya Ruby Frazier is a visual artist known for collaborative storytelling with the people who appear in her photographs, videos, texts and performances. LaToya Ruby Frazier (Mousse Publishing & Mudam Luxembourg) which includes works from three of Frazier’s major photographic series. Exploring racial discrimination, poverty, post-industrial decline and its human costs, the book leaves a lasting historical legacy and forms a pertinent contemporary commentary about the American condition.

Hannah Frank (1984-2017) taught film studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Her posthumously published Ph.D thesis Frame by Frame: A Materialist Aesthetics of Animated Cartoons (University of California Press) shows how central photography was to the process of cartoon-making in the Golden Age of animation (1920-60). Frank takes a frame by frame look at the laborious process of “an art formed on the assembly line”, revealing moments of unexpected beauty and hidden history within the image.

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