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Hinely Photo Finalist in International Competition

A photograph by Washington and Lee University photographer Patrick Hinely, of the Class of 1973, is one of five finalists for 2012 Photo of the Year in the Jazz Journalists Association Awards.

Patrick was one of 45 photographers who submitted a single image for the opening round of the annual contest. (See all the entries here.) Results of the voting by the professional members of the association will be announced in June.

A frequent chronicler of jazz festivals around the country and the world, Patrick took the photograph under consideration in October 2011 at the Birdland club in Neuburg-am-Donau, Germany. In the image (right), American jazz composer Carla Bley concentrates on a composition while seated at an organ.

Many of Patrick’s jazz photographs have illustrated magazine stories and adorned album covers. In 2010, two of his images of jazz pianist Fred Hersch appeared in the New York Times Magazine. He also published  “Jazz Calendiary 2008,” which features his jazz photography from 1974 to 2007. Organized as a calendar/diary covering the period of December 2007 to January 2009, the book featured 56 photographs of jazz musicians, including Lionel Hampton, Woody Herman, Keith Jarrett, the Count Basie Orchestra, Sonny Rollins, Tommy Flanagan, Carmen McRae and others. It was published by Jazzprezzo of Germany,

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