Clayton Patterson, Harold Hunter Foundation
Portraits by Clayton Patterson at Harold Hunter Day

11 June 2023

Stop by and pose for photographer Clayton Patterson at Harold Hunter Day! Your portrait will join Patterson’s legendary community archive of the Lower East Side.

Inspired by the exhibition Clayton Patterson's Front Door: Residents and Writers, Abrons Arts Center and Harold Hunter Foundation are thrilled to host a pop-up photobooth at LES Skate Park for Harold Hunter Day. Born and raised on the Lower East Side, the late Harold Hunter was a celebrated member of New York City’s skateboarding community. In tribute to his memory, Harold Hunter Day draws more than 1,000 skaters from around the world to LES Skate Park for contests, giveaways, and live music. Organized by the Harold Hunter Foundation, this annual skateboarding event honors Hunter’s impact and the skaters keeping his legacy alive.

The LES Skate Park is located under the Manhattan Bridge and adjacent to the Coleman Playground at 76 Monroe St.

Photo by Clayton Patterson. Image courtesy of the artist

About Clayton Patterson

Clayton Patterson is a Canadian-born artist, photographer, videographer and folk historian. Since moving to New York City in 1979, his work has focused almost exclusively on documenting the art, life and times of the Lower East Side in Manhattan.

About the Harold Hunter Foundation

​Established in memory of legendary skateboarder Harold Hunter, the Harold Hunter Foundation (HHF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, community-based organization headquartered in New York City. Our fundamental goal is to provide a network of support, opportunity, and advocacy for NYC youth so they can reach their full potential as skateboarders and young adults.