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skip to contentON THE GRAPHIC NOVEL "Clayton: Godfather of Lower East Side": Legendary Lower East Side photographer Clayton Patterson in conversation with author and photographer Julian Voloj. The event, hosted by the Magnum Foundation, is focused on the Documentary. (Permuted Press, 2020). May 28, 2020   more

skip to contentLOOKING AT THE FRONT DOOR: In conversation with Clayton Patterson about the LOwer East Side's wild history.
THE FACE | Sep 9, 2019 | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm   more

skip to contentLOOKING AT THE FRONT DOOR a conversation between legendary photographer Clayton Patterson and Overthrow's Entertainment Director Power Malu, two longtime champions of this neighborhood’s vibrant counterculture.
OVERTHROW | May 25, 2019 | 5:00 – 7:00 PM   more

skip to contentWITH MY WIFE ELSA I owe this woman everything. She was always there for me. If I said we are going to NYC. She was there. She stood by me, and with all my arrests, never questioned anything I did. She changed my life and, she saved my life. | May 14, 2019   more

skip to contentWITH THE STREET GANGS OF LOWER EAST SIDE Jose Cochise and Clayton Patterson provide a brutally honest, self-reflective and moving account of one person’s struggle to break the cycle of violence and poverty since birth through creativity and compassion for others. LOISAIDA Center | Jan 16, 2018   more

skip to contentI LOVE NEW YORK? Talk at Museum of the City of New York | 1-11-2017 | Tireless champion of the five boroughs Marty Markowitz, Vice President of Borough Promotion & Engagement, partners with artist and Lower East Side folk historian Clayton Patterson to consider the state of New York City’s creative soul. more

Clayton Patterson PortraitAN EVENING WITH CLAYTON PATTERSON | Conversation between artist, documentarian, and community activist Clayton Patterson and editor Tod Lippy on Wednesday, July 12th, starting at 6pm at the Tompkins Square branch of the New York Public Library. The evening will center on Patterson’s Pyramid Portraits, his stunning photographs of the inventive drag performers ... more

skip to contentLOWER EAST SIDE ACTIVIST AND ARTIST CLAYTON PATTERSON DISCUSSES HIS FILM CAPTURED, HIS PHOTGRAPHY AND POLITICS, moderated by Paul DeRienzo and Joan Moossy on Manhattan Neighboorhood Network, New York, July 1, 2010 more

skip to contentEVERYBODY STREET, Panel discussion with director Albert Maysles, director/photographer Cheryl Dunn, and photographers Ricky Powell and Clayton Patterson, moderated by Zack Taylor, Maysles Institute, New York, May 12, 2012 more

skip to contentCLAYTON PATTERSON DISCUSSES HIS CRAFT AT GUGGENHEIM LAB EVENT. His work, often of controversial subject, has invoked positive change for the homeless, the residents of lower Manhattan, and humanity as a whole. New York, Sep 25, 2011

view Q&A FOLLOWING THE SCREENING OF "CAPTURED" at the Independent Film Festival Victoria/Texas, Mar 24, 2012

metasexDISCUSSION WITH BILL LANDIS AND MICHELLE CLIFFORD WHAT IT'S LIKE BEING US | 26-15-2005 | We were living at the Chelsea Hotel writing that book. We’d watch your TV show at night on cable "CLAYTON PATTERSON PRESENTS". I sent you a postcard. I was curious about you. One episode had a crazy pre jackass boy cutting himself on a rooftop with a razor. Then he’d writhe in agony. You’d interspersed that with you chopping up a hotdog and smiling malevolently. I was impressed at how dedicated you were to documenting as Crowley said, "All that hath occurred".  more

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