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Patricia Lay-Dorsey Detroit-based photographer. 2017 Rauschenberg Residency artist. Documenting Detroit mentor. Also at IG @patricialaydorseycollages. AKA Grandma Techno. http://www.patricialaydorsey.com/
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Patricia Lay-Dorsey
9 hours ago
patricialaydorsey "don’t let your life be governed by what disturbs you." abu al-ala al-ma’arri , c. 973-1058, arab philosopher, poet, and writer.
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Patricia Lay-Dorsey
9 hours ago
patricialaydorsey "don’t let your life be governed by what disturbs you." abu al-ala al-ma’arri , c. 973-1058, arab philosopher, poet, and writer.
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Patricia Lay-Dorsey
9 hours ago
patricialaydorsey "don’t let your life be governed by what disturbs you." abu al-ala al-ma’arri , c. 973-1058, arab philosopher, poet, and writer.
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22 hours ago
patricialaydorsey Documenting detroit fellow mishira davis @cha2times shares her photos at last night's meeting at the red bull house of art @redbullhoadet in the eastern market. we are hard at work preparing for exhibitions of the documenting detroit fellowship photographers at photoville nyc (september 13-24), and detroit's delectricity (september 22-23). i am not a documenting detroit fellow but am privileged to be mentoring this year's group of talented photographers. @everydaymotorcity @photovillenyc #delectricity #detroit #easternmarket #documentingdetroitfellowship
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Patricia Lay-Dorsey
22 hours ago
patricialaydorsey This is a photo of four of us who attended last night's documenting detroit fellowship meeting at the red bull house of art @redbullhoadet in the eastern market. we are hard at work preparing for exhibitions of the documenting detroit fellowship photographers at photoville nyc (september 13-24), and detroit's delectricity (september 22-23). from left to right: mishira davis @cha2times, my shadow on the pavement @patricialaydorsey, sean work on his bike @seanwork, and junfu han @junfuphoto carrying our pizza from @supinopizzeria. mishira and junfu are in this year's fellowship and sean was in last year's. the fellows from both years will be exhibited at photoville in new york. i am not a documenting detroit fellow but am privileged to be mentoring this year's group of talented photographers. @everydaymotorcity @photovillenyc #documentingdetroitfellowship #easternmarket #detroit
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Patricia Lay-Dorsey
22 hours ago
patricialaydorsey Another example showing how i get around and do everything i do is this photo of my wheelchair accessible minivan. i had just driven it from my home to the eastern market about 6 pm yesterday for the weekly documenting detroit fellowship gathering at the redbull house of art @redbullhoadet. thankfully, that facility is wheelchair accessible via ramp, freight elevator and the kindness of staff members, robert-david jones and allison kruske. @everydaymotorcity #documentingdetroitfellowship2017 #wheelchairaccessibility #braunentervan #disabledandactive #easternmarket #detroit
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patricialaydorsey A young woman named ellen just found one of my ig pictures from the rauschenberg residency. it was one of the first i posted and told about the amazing work matt hall and the residency staff had done to make everything wheelchair accessible for me. after checking out her ig account @mysteryelles, i realized i rarely show pictures of me in my scooter. but of course, i couldn't do everything i do without it. actually, i wouldn't be who i am without my upstairs (pictured here) and downstairs/outdoor scooters, the stair lift, the ramps getting in and out of my house, my wheelchair accessible minivan, etc. i am totally dependent on disability devices to lead the full life that i do. so here are just a few pictures of what i tend to take for granted. #wheelchairaccessibility #disabledandactive #amigoscooter #multiplesclerosis
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Patricia Lay-Dorsey
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patricialaydorsey A young woman named ellen just found one of my ig pictures from the rauschenberg residency. it was one of the first i posted and told about the amazing work matt hall and the residency staff had done to make everything wheelchair accessible for me. after checking out her ig account @mysteryelles, i realized i rarely show pictures of me in my scooter. but of course, i couldn't do everything i do without it. actually, i wouldn't be who i am without my upstairs and downstairs/outdoor scooters, the stair lift (pictured here), the ramps getting in and out of my house, my wheelchair accessible minivan, etc. i am totally dependent on disability devices to lead the full life that i do. so here are just a few pictures of what i tend to take for granted. #wheelchairaccessibility #disabledandactive #amigoscooter #multiplesclerosis
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Patricia Lay-Dorsey
Yesterday
patricialaydorsey A young woman named ellen just found one of my ig pictures from the rauschenberg residency. it was one of the first i posted and told about the amazing work matt hall and the residency staff had done to make everything wheelchair accessible for me. after checking out her ig account @mysteryelles, i realized i rarely show pictures of me in my scooter. but of course, i couldn't do everything i do without it. actually, i wouldn't be who i am without my upstairs and downstairs/outdoor scooters, the stair lift, the ramps getting in and out of my house (pictured here), my wheelchair accessible minivan, etc. i am totally dependent on disability devices to lead the full life that i do. so here are just a few pictures of what i tend to take for granted. #wheelchairaccessibility #disabledandactive #amigoscooter #multiplesclerosis
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Patricia Lay-Dorsey
2 days ago
patricialaydorsey "families in detroit" photographed at the riverwalk splash pad on monday afternoon. #familiesindetroit #detroit #downtown #riverwalk #splashpad #families
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patricialaydorsey "families in detroit" photographed in cadillac square on monday afternoon. #familiesindetroit #detroit #downtown #cadillacsquare #pizzaforlunch #families
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Patricia Lay-Dorsey
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patricialaydorsey "families in detroit" photographed in cadillac square on monday afternoon. #familiesindetroit #detroit #downtown #cadillacsquare #pingpong #families
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Patricia Lay-Dorsey
3 days ago
patricialaydorsey After an hour or two of taking photographs of families in downtown detroit, i hopped back on the q line @qlinedetroit and took it to canfield and woodward just a block from where i had parked my car. i love taking the streetcar! it's a great place to people watch and works well for those of us with disabilities.
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Patricia Lay-Dorsey
3 days ago
patricialaydorsey After having lunch with @ashley.k.parks in midtown, i took detroit's new streetcar, the q line @qlinedetroit, from the cultural center to campus martius park in downtown. as you can imagine, i was off on a photo shoot for my "families in detroit" project.
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patricialaydorsey Today i was fortunate to meet ashley parks @ashley.k.parks in person for the first time. we had lunch together at the cass cafe in midtown detroit @casscafedetroit. this remarkable woman is the founding editor of parkview magazine @parkviewmag and was kind enough to feature me as a creative activist in the most recent issue #6. her story needs to be featured in the magazine and i hope she will be willing to do so. what we need in today's world is a role model like ashley who has a dream, believes in it, and brings it into being. she has become my new shero.
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Patricia Lay-Dorsey
4 days ago
patricialaydorsey It was such fun to hear d**k graves' comments as he looked at the instagram pictures i had posted of his 69th annual fishing rodeo! thank you, dear natalie @borgacz_ , for sharing them with him this afternoon at the park concession stand.
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Patricia Lay-Dorsey
4 days ago
patricialaydorsey Isn't this a boat owner you would love to know?
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4 days ago
patricialaydorsey What could be sweeter than swimming laps in the morning and then sitting on the dock beside the lake on a sunny sunday afternoon?
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Patricia Lay-Dorsey
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patricialaydorsey On saturday i photographed the 69th annual fishing rodeo at our community park. started in 1948 by d**k graves' father, d**k has continued the tradition every year since his father passed. not only are there fishing trophies, but every child gets prize. adults have the chance of winning rather significant prizes too. in addition to that, there is an abundance of free hot dogs, chips and lemonade. by the way, d**k runs the concession stand at the park. this event goes on rain or shine and at least 1500 people participate every year. d**k works on it all year and has developed a long list of sponsors, donors and volunteers, many of whom have supported the fishing rodeo for decades. it is a real family affair with parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles helping the children fish and sharing in their joy when they take home a prize. these photos give glimpses into the non-fishing part of the day: 1) the line-up for free hot dogs, chips and lemonade; 2) the demonstration by a police officer of his canine partner's special abilities; 3) the fishing trophies being awarded by d**k graves; 4) the prize table before and after hundreds of youngsters had chosen their favorites; 5) the happy faces of children and adults after having received their prizes; 6) the man behind this amazing event, d**k graves. #fishingrodeo #69thyear #dickgraves #metrodetroit
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Patricia Lay-Dorsey
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patricialaydorsey On saturday i photographed the 69th annual fishing rodeo at our community park. started in 1948 by d**k graves' father, d**k has continued the tradition every year since his father passed. not only are there fishing trophies, but every child gets prize. adults have the chance of winning rather significant prizes too. in addition to that, there is an abundance of free hot dogs, chips and lemonade. by the way, d**k runs the concession stand at the park. this event goes on rain or shine and at least 1500 people participate every year. d**k works on it all year and has developed a long list of sponsors, donors and volunteers, many of whom have supported the fishing rodeo for decades. it is a real family affair with parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles helping the children fish and sharing in their joy when they take home a prize. these photos give glimpses into the non-fishing part of the day: 1) the line-up for free hot dogs, chips and lemonade; 2) the demonstration by a police officer of his canine partner's special abilities; 3) the fishing trophies being awarded by d**k graves; 4) the prize table before and after hundreds of youngsters had chosen their favorites; 5) the happy faces of children and adults after having received their prizes; 6) the man behind this amazing event, d**k graves. #fishingrodeo #69thyear #dickgraves #metrodetroit
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