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W&L Photographer Hinely’s Work on Exhibit The work of Patrick Hinely '73 is currently on exhibit at Nelson Gallery, which is located on Washington Street in Lexington.

Fancy Hill © Patrick Hinely

“I hope the beauty of our area and the other places I’ve depicted comes through in these works.”

~ Patrick Hinely ’73

Nelson Gallery will feature the photographs of Washington and Lee University photographer Patrick Hinely ’73 during April and May.

Hinely grew up in Florida, taking up photography in his teens. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Washington and Lee University in 1973, serving as editor-in-chief of the Calyx yearbook and photography editor for the student literary magazine Ariel.

He has freelanced since 1973, and served as a staff photographer for Charleston’s Spoleto Festival USA from its founding in 1977 until 1983. Since 1992 he has been the staff photographer for the Rockbridge Advocate, a local monthly news publication. Since 1980, Hinely has served Washington and Lee as University Photographer, and from 2003 to 2006 also taught in the Art Department, helping to found the photography program. He will formally retire from W&L later this year.

Hinely has written and photographed for JAZZ magazine, Downbeat, Jazz Forum, Swing Journal, JazzTimes, CODA and, currently, Cadence. Between LPs and CDs, his work, photographic and/or written, has now appeared in or on some 300 albums, as cover pictures, booklet photos, or liner notes, as well as in newspapers, magazines and books and on their covers. He won Grand Prix at Jazz Photo International in 1984, took first place in 1985, and served as jury chair for the 1986 competition in Warsaw. He has exhibited his work in the USA, Canada, Germany and Poland.

“I hope the beauty of our area and the other places I’ve depicted comes through in these works,” Hinely reflects.

Nelson Gallery is located at 27 W. Washington Street. Hours are 11:00-5:00 Thursday through Monday, Sun 10am-1pm.  Contact: info@nelson-gallery.com or 540-463-9827.