20. LaToya Ruby Frazier

Frazier's style has yet to trickle down to the Insta-circuit, but maybe because it truly has no filter. Her work has a straightforward documentary quality. Frazier always confronts her vulnerable subjects head on, unafraid to show the face of a not-so-utopic reality. Her work knocks at the door of massive cultural shifts: "rapid de-industrialization and outsourcing, environmental negligence, and inner-city gentrification." Her solo exhibition, LaToya Ruby Frazier: A Haunted Capital, runs through August 11 at the Brooklyn Museum.

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Above: Huxtables, Mom and Me, 2009