The AIDS Quilt has 48,000 panels and 91,000 names. For the first time in over 15 years, the entire quilt will be laid out in its entirety in public—it'll be on the mall in Washington, D.C. (Jesus, I hope it will be protected). The above project wants to photograph all of it and make it into what sounds like a fascinating app.
It's only got $6,781 so far out of the $25,000 it needs. Please give if you can.
When I saw the quilt—which on my photos I referred to as "The Names Project," its official title—in October of 1990 in Chicago, I was blown away by it. So much so that it felt weird taking photos. (Considering how photo-happy I am, you must appreciate how overwhelming the experience was!)
I only snapped these two shots—one is of Chicago's artist Gabor, who I'd been aware of from the free gay weeklies, and the other (which shows a few panels) is of designer Perry Ellis's violet panel, taken because a friend of mine was obsessed with him.