Snapshots from an L.E.S. documentarian’s archives

Photos by Clayton Patterson

Photos by Clayton Patterson

Above left, the late Taylor Mead, the former Warhol superstar, posed for a photo with Richie Chang — local building superintendent and Fire Department buff — in a Ludlow St. bodega two years ago. Above right, three young neighborhood women posed for their photo in front of Clayton Patterson’s Essex St. door, “The Wall of Fame,” in 1992. Below left, in the 1980s, activists and neighbors at a “Save the Synagogue” rally, demanded that the fate of a former synagogue on Seventh St. between Avenues B and C be determined by the community, not the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development. Below right, at an art show at Patterson’s gallery in the early 1990s, from left, artist Bill Heine, tattoo artist Tom Devita and poet Lionel Ziprin, the latter who is holding a photo of Harry Smith, a well-known Lower East Side musicologist, with a young Ziprin in the background.

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Photos by Clayton Patterson

Photos by Clayton Patterson

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2 Responses to Snapshots from an L.E.S. documentarian’s archives

  1. One by one, we are crossing to the other side.

  2. Great articleThe second picture really cool…

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