November 23, 2011 | by Juliette Ebner
Exhibit planned for former Blade photographer

Former Washington Blade photographer Doug Hinckle, who died in 1994. (Blade file photo)

An exhibit showcasing the work of late photographer Doug Hinckle is on display through Jan. 14 at Firefish Gallery in Charlottesville, Va., about a two-and-a-half hour drive from Washington.

The exhibit opened this week to coincide with World AIDS Day and will run for six weeks. Hinckle was the Blade staff photographer from 1984 until his death from AIDS in 1994. His work is noted for its unflinching portrayal of the AIDS crisis and the protests it inspired as well as overall LGBT rights. He’s especially remembered for his coverage of the AIDS Memorial Quilt which was displayed on the National Mall in 1987.

Hinckle was 56 when he died prematurely. Proceeds from the show will be donated to the American Foundation for AIDS Research. The Gallery is located at 108 2nd Street N.W. in Charlottesville. Visit firefishgallery.com for more information.

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