Oldest Genius: Photographer Dawoud Bey Named MacArthur Fellow

Of the 24 extraordinary people who the MacArthur Foundation just named as 2017 Fellows (commonly referred to as “Genius Grant” winners), one is a photographer. As the oldest recipient at age 64, Chicago-based photographer and educator Dawoud Bey photographs people and things that he says “might be taken for granted.”

Photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier Awarded $625,000 MacArthur Genius Grant

This past week, 33-year-old Pittsburgh-based photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier was announced as one of 24 recipients of this year's MacArthur "Genius" Grant, a $625,000 no-strings-attached prize.

Frazier has spent the past 12 years documenting her small hometown of Braddock, Pennsylvania, a community built on steel that's now struggling to get by. The 3-minute video above by the MacArthur Foundation is a look at Frazier's work.