This exhibition is proudly supported through a community partnership with The Alzheimer’s Association and Genworth Financial.

Show Opening:
Friday, Dec 6, 2019 · 6p—9p

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Artist Statement

My primary subject matter is people usually rendered in large-scale black and white prints. The process is often collaborative, requiring active engagement by the subjects. I have two goals:one is storytelling; the other is style.Speaking artistically, all memorable photographs are voyeuristic. There must be something pared down, impactful and salient to capture the viewer’s attention.In multi-image exhibits, the cumulative effect can build on itself; thus, becoming more powerful; provided, there is a consistency which constitutes a recognizable style and supports a powerful narrative. I often work for non-profits.


Patterson Lawson

Patterson is a native of Roanoke, Virginia. He has earned degrees at the University of Virginia and Harvard University. Before becoming a professional photographer, he enjoyed a successful career in international business and finance. In addition to his photography practice he continues to be actively involved in various non-profits and his family’s businesses.