I began my photographic journey prowling many of the neighborhood streets;
wandering along the Lake Michigan shoreline; and attending as many parades,
demonstrations and events as possible.
Chicago, and its broad shoulders, are in my heart and mind and will always be an
important guidepost. These early years established the foundation for my continuing
involvement in the arts.
-Patrick D. Pagnano
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“In 1980, the acclaimed street photographer Patrick D. Pagnano went on assignment to document the Empire and its legendary cast of partygoers. The resulting photographs, gathered in Empire Roller Disco for the first time, capture the vibrant spirits, extraordinary styles, and sheer joys of Brooklyn roller disco at its dizzying peak.”