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

11 June 2023

This event has been cancelled due to air quality concerns. Please stay tuned for a new event date.

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.

About Photoville

Founded in 2011 in Brooklyn, NY, Photoville was built on the principles of addressing cultural equity and inclusion, which the organization strives for, ensuring that the artists whose works are shown are diverse in gender, class, and race.

In pursuit of its mission, Photoville produces an annual, city-wide open air photography festival in New York City, a wide range of free educational community initiatives, and a nationwide program of public art exhibitions including its annual Photoville NYC festival.

By activating public spaces, amplifying visual storytellers, and creating unique and highly innovative exhibition and programming environments, Photoville is part of a movement to nurture a new lens of representation. Its current festival, which showcases 65 visual stories in all five New York City boroughs, is on view until June 26th.

Through creative partnerships with festivals, city agencies, and other nonprofit organizations, Photoville offers visual storytellers, educators, and students financial support, mentorship, and promotional & production resources, on a range of exhibition opportunities.