patricialaydorsey Patricia Lay-Dorsey

Detroit-based photographer. 2017 Rauschenberg Residency artist. Documenting Detroit mentor. Also at IG @patricialaydorseycollages. AKA Grandma Techno.
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72 0 Aug 20, 2017
patricialaydorsey: Sunday on the porch. #TimerCamPro

Sunday on the porch.

51 0 Aug 20, 2017
patricialaydorsey: Sunday on the porch. #EddieNaps

Sunday on the porch.

40 0 Aug 20, 2017
patricialaydorsey: Sunday on the porch.

Sunday on the porch.

264 7 Aug 20, 2017
patricialaydorsey: Today - Saturday - I went to one of my

Today - Saturday - I went to one of my favorite Detroit festivals, the 35th annual African World Festival on the grounds of the Charles H Wright Museum of African American History. I love everything about this festival: The people, the celebration of black culture, the drumming circles, the African dancing, the live music, and the opportunity to buy new dresses! There are very few places I can find dresses that suit my taste, one is online (Wildflower Dyes out of Vancouver, British Columbia), and the other is the vendors at this festival here in Detroit. One of the photos I am posting here tonight is of me holding up the dress I bought from Sophia, who is wearing the same dress as the one I bought. She designs all the clothes she sells under the name Besida , and has them made by women in Nigeria. Sophia handpicks the fabrics in Nigeria as well. We talked about her commitment to the women and helping them make money to support themselves and their families. It will be a privilege to wear their dress. The other two pictures are of two of my favorite artists who just happen to be married to one another and are both recipients of the prestigious Kresge Artist Fellowship: Marsha Music and David Philpot Don't worry, Marsha is the one taking this picture of David giving me a big kiss ❤ and has no problem with it! The three of us have been friends for years.

120 3 Aug 20, 2017
patricialaydorsey: Today - Saturday - I went to one of my

Today - Saturday - I went to one of my favorite Detroit festivals, the 35th annual African World Festival on the grounds of the Charles H Wright Museum of African American History. I love everything about this festival: The people, the celebration of black culture, the drumming circles, the African dancing, the live music, and the opportunity to buy new dresses! There are very few places I can find dresses that suit my taste, one is online (Wildflower Dyes out of Vancouver, British Columbia), and the other is the vendors at this festival here in Detroit. One of the photos I am posting here tonight is of me holding up the dress I bought from Sophia, who is wearing the same dress as the one I bought. She designs all the clothes she sells under the name Besida , and has them made by women in Nigeria. Sophia handpicks the fabrics in Nigeria as well. We talked about her commitment to the women and helping them make money to support themselves and their families. It will be a privilege to wear their dress. The other two pictures are of two of my favorite artists who just happen to be married to one another and are both recipients of the prestigious Kresge Artist Fellowship: Marsha Music and David Philpot Don't worry, Marsha is the one taking the picture of David giving me a big kiss ❤ and has no problem with it! The three of us have been friends for years.

219 5 Aug 20, 2017
patricialaydorsey: Today - Saturday - I went to one of my

Today - Saturday - I went to one of my favorite Detroit festivals, the 35th annual African World Festival on the grounds of the Charles H Wright Museum of African American History. I love everything about this festival: The people, the celebration of black culture, the drumming circles, the African dancing, the live music, and the opportunity to buy new dresses! There are very few places I can find dresses that suit my taste, one is online (Wildflower Dyes out of Vancouver, British Columbia), and the other is the vendors at this festival here in Detroit. One of the photos I am posting here tonight is of me holding up the dress I bought from Sophia, who is wearing the same dress as the one I bought. She designs all the clothes she sells under the name Besida , and has them made by women in Nigeria. Sophia handpicks the fabrics in Nigeria as well. We talked about her commitment to the women and helping them make money to support themselves and their families. It will be a privilege to wear their dress. The other two pictures are of two of my favorite artists who just happen to be married to one another and are both recipients of the prestigious Kresge Artist Fellowship: Marsha Music and David Philpot Don't worry, Marsha is the one taking the picture of David giving me a big kiss ❤ and has no problem with it! The three of us have been friends for years.

176 7 Aug 19, 2017
patricialaydorsey: As many of you know, Eddie and I

As many of you know, Eddie and I never had birth children of our own but we did have dozens of neighborhood kids who hung out with us for years. Diane, age 12, and her best friend Colleen , age 11, were the first kids in the neighborhood to find us. That was 1972, one year after we had moved into our house. Well, tonight Eddie and I were so pleased to have dinner with Colleen who is in town visiting family. She lives in Michigan's Upper Peninsula so we don't see her very often, but whenever we do it's like having a daughter come home. I am posting not only the picture I took of Colleen tonight at our favorite Thai restaurant, but the photo she took after dinner of Eddie and me. OK, so those are the recent pictures, but I want to go back in time and show you some of the photos of Colleen, Diane, their siblings and the rest of the neighborhood gang. These photos are from 1972-74 and include our stairstep picture on Eddie's 43rd birthday in 1973. I know it seems like a long time ago but I vividly remember when this picture was taken. What I remember is how funny the kids thought it was that I was smack dab in the middle of the group because so many of the kids were taller than I. Actually, it's hard to pick me out from the kids in one of the other pictures too!

112 3 Aug 19, 2017
patricialaydorsey: As many of you know, Eddie and I

As many of you know, Eddie and I never had birth children of our own but we did have dozens of neighborhood kids who hung out with us for years. Diane, age 12, and her best friend Colleen , age 11, were the first kids in the neighborhood to find us. That was 1972, one year after we had moved into our house. Well, tonight Eddie and I were so pleased to have dinner with Colleen who is in town visiting family. She lives in Michigan's Upper Peninsula so we don't see her very often, but whenever we do it's like having a daughter come home. I am posting not only the picture I took of Colleen tonight at our favorite Thai restaurant, but the photo she took after dinner of Eddie and me. OK, so those are the recent pictures, but I want to go back in time and show you some of the photos of Colleen, Diane, their siblings and the rest of the neighborhood gang. These photos are from 1972-74 and include our stairstep picture on Eddie's 43rd birthday in 1973. I know it seems like a long time ago but I vividly remember when this picture was taken. What I remember is how funny the kids thought it was that I was smack dab in the middle of the group because so many of the kids were taller than I. Actually, it's hard to pick me out from the kids in one of the other pictures too!

210 25 Aug 19, 2017
patricialaydorsey: As many of you know, Eddie and I

As many of you know, Eddie and I never had birth children of our own but we did have dozens of neighborhood kids who hung out with us for years. Diane, age 12, and her best friend Colleen , age 11, were the first kids in the neighborhood to find us. That was 1972, one year after we had moved into our house. Well, tonight Eddie and I were so pleased to have dinner with Colleen who is in town visiting family. She lives in Michigan's Upper Peninsula so we don't see her very often, but whenever we do it's like having a daughter come home. I am posting not only the picture I took of Colleen tonight at our favorite Thai restaurant, but the photo she took after dinner of Eddie and me. OK, so those are the recent pictures, but I want to go back in time and show you some of the photos of Colleen, Diane, their siblings and the rest of the neighborhood gang. These photos are from 1972-74 and include our stairstep picture on Eddie's 43rd birthday in 1973. I know it seems like a long time ago but I vividly remember when this picture was taken. What I remember is how funny the kids thought it was that I was smack dab in the middle of the group because so many of the kids were taller than I. Actually, it's hard to pick me out from the kids in one of the other pictures too!

131 2 Aug 19, 2017
patricialaydorsey: As many of you know, Eddie and I

As many of you know, Eddie and I never had birth children of our own but we did have dozens of neighborhood kids who hung out with us for years. Diane, age 12, and her best friend Colleen , age 11, were the first kids in the neighborhood to find us. That was 1972, one year after we had moved into our house. Well, tonight Eddie and I were so pleased to have dinner with Colleen who is in town visiting family. She lives in Michigan's Upper Peninsula so we don't see her very often, but whenever we do it's like having a daughter come home. I am posting not only the picture I took of Colleen tonight at our favorite Thai restaurant, but the photo she took after dinner of Eddie and me. OK, so those are the recent pictures, but I want to go back in time and show you some of the photos of Colleen, Diane, their siblings and the rest of the neighborhood gang. These photos are from 1972-74 and include our stairstep picture on Eddie's 43rd birthday in 1973. I know it seems like a long time ago but I vividly remember when this picture was taken. What I remember is how funny the kids thought it was that I was smack dab in the middle of the group because so many of the kids were taller than I. Actually, it's hard to pick me out from the kids in one of the other pictures too!

249 3 Aug 19, 2017
patricialaydorsey: As many of you know, Eddie and I

As many of you know, Eddie and I never had birth children of our own but we did have dozens of neighborhood kids who hung out with us for years. Diane, age 12, and her best friend Colleen , age 11, were the first kids in the neighborhood to find us. That was 1972, one year after we had moved into our house. Well, tonight Eddie and I were so pleased to have dinner with Colleen who is in town visiting family. She lives in Michigan's Upper Peninsula so we don't see her very often, but whenever we do it's like having a daughter come home. I am posting not only the picture I took of Colleen tonight at our favorite Thai restaurant, but the photo she took after dinner of Eddie and me. OK, so those are the recent pictures, but I want to go back in time and show you some of the photos of Colleen, Diane, their siblings and the rest of the neighborhood gang. These photos are from 1972-74 and include our stairstep picture on Eddie's 43rd birthday in 1973. I know it seems like a long time ago but I vividly remember when this picture was taken. What I remember is how funny the kids thought it was that I was smack dab in the middle of the group because so many of the kids were taller than I. Actually, it's hard to pick me out from the kids in one of the other pictures too!

100 0 Aug 19, 2017
patricialaydorsey: As many of you know, Eddie and I

As many of you know, Eddie and I never had birth children of our own but we did have dozens of neighborhood kids who hung out with us for years. Diane, age 12, and her best friend Colleen , age 11, were the first kids in the neighborhood to find us. That was 1972, one year after we had moved into our house. Well, tonight Eddie and I were so pleased to have dinner with Colleen who is in town visiting family. She lives in Michigan's Upper Peninsula so we don't see her very often, but whenever we do it's like having a daughter come home. I am posting not only the picture I took of Colleen tonight at our favorite Thai restaurant, but the photo she took after dinner of Eddie and me. OK, so those are the recent pictures, but I want to go back in time and show you some of the photos of Colleen, Diane, their siblings and the rest of the neighborhood gang. These photos are from 1972-74 and include our stairstep picture on Eddie's 43rd birthday in 1973. I know it seems like a long time ago but I vividly remember when this picture was taken. What I remember is how funny the kids thought it was that I was smack dab in the middle of the group because so many of the kids were taller than I. Actually, it's hard to pick me out from the kids in one of the other pictures too!