The Quilt is a powerful visual reminder of the AIDS pandemic. As of now, there are 5,712 blocks (12' x 12' sections) making up the AIDS Memorial Quilt, and most blocks are composed of 8 individual panels, approximately totalling 46,000 panels.
This photograph was taken during the last display of the entire AIDS Memorial Quilt in October of 1996 in Washington, D.C. The Quilt covered the entire National Mall. Camera used was a Kodak disposable camera.
For more information about the quilt and the Names Project (the foundation that runs the quilt project) go to www.aidsquilt.org/.