A little bit about it all: Since 1979 Clayton Patterson has dedicated his life to documenting the final era of raw creativity and lawlessness in New York City’s Lower East Side, a neighborhood famed for art, music and revolutionary minds. Traversing the outside edge he’s recorded a dark and colorful society, from drag to hardcore, heroin, homelessness, political chaos and ultimately gentrification. His odyssey from voyeur to provocateur reveals that it can take losing everything you love to find your own significance.
July 7, 2009
Come out to Alife Hollywood this Thursday night, July 9th, for CAPTURED. Produced by Ben Solomon and Dan Levin, CAPTURED documents 30 years of the Lower East side and Clayton Patterson, a photographer film maker and pioneering public figure. The event will feature an in store installation of Claytons work as well as limited DVD and print for the event. Clayton will be in attendance there and will participate in a short Q&A session after the screening.