Abrons Arts Center Presents Clayton Patterson’s Front Door: Residents and Writers
By Henry Street Settlement
Photograph from Clayton Patterson’s “Front Door: Residents and Writers,” Presented as part of Photoville Festival 2023. Image courtesy of Abrons Arts Center.
Presented as part of Photoville Festival 2023, Clayton Patterson’s Front Door: Residents and Writers features rarely-seen images from the renowned photographer, who has documented the unique cultural ecosystem of the Lower East Side for over 40 years. The exhibition presents selections from the Front Door series, portraits taken in front of Patterson’s 161 Essex Street studio from the mid 1980s to early 2000s. Known as the “Wall of Fame,” the door served as an important canvas for local graffiti writers and as a backdrop for Patterson’s portraits of local residents.
This exhibition is installed at the following locations:
- The exterior gates of LES Coleman Skate Park (corner of Monroe and Pike Streets)
- The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Park (216 East Broadway)
Learn more about the exhibition at he links below.