Patricia Layman Bazelon was born and educated in England and immigrated to the USA in 1961, working as a television producer in Manhattan during the 1960s and 1970s. In 1979 she moved to Buffalo and began working as a free-lance architectural photographer.
It was during this time she met British architectural historian, Reyner Banham, who commissioned her to photograph the many grain elevators and industrial buildings for his book, A Concrete Atlantis. Bazelon fell in love with Buffalos industrial architecture and continued to photograph it extensively.
Although she returned to New York in 1988 to become the chief photographer for the Brooklyn Museum, she continued to photograph Buffalos industrial architecture until her untimely death in the summer of 1995.
Bazelons photographs of Buffalos grain elevators and the Bethlehem Steel Plant are in many collections, including the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY; George Eastman House International Museum of Photography, Rochester, NY; The West Collection, St. Paul, Minn.; The Castellani Art Museum, Niagara Falls, NY; and the Brooklyn Museum, NY.