Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Voice of America : video report on the Columbia Pike Documentary Project

Voice of America reporter June Byung Hwa Soh has just posted a piece she has created on Columbia Pike and the Living Diversity book on the VOA website.

It is a cogent and very positive video article on the Pike and our work documenting it.

Take a look by clicking here:

Thanks especially to CPDP photographer Duy Tran, who was also interviewed and provided critical technical assistance with lighting and other logistics (and gets a brief moment onscreen), plus local business owners Claudia Camacho of Cafe Sazon, and Mr. Mohamed of Asni Ethiopian Store. 

All our photographers show up also in a nicely-panned still image of everyone’s faces. (I tried for more inclusive coverage of our team, but I don’t get to edit VOA’s stuff!).

VOA gets beamed worldwide, and has a very large following. This is an exceptional showcase.

It presents us, and the work we have all done together as citizens in Arlington to build and sustain a vital diverse community. It looks good - because we’ve done good. 

I’m proud to live here, and proud of the work our team - Aleksandra, Duy, Mimi, and Paula - along with our many supporters and collaborators - have accomplished.

Enjoy the video.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Voice of America | interviews

Voice of America video reporter June Soh is developing a story on the Columbia Pike Documentary Project. CPDP photographers Lloyd Wolf and Duy Tran were interviewed, and guided the reporter to a variety of locations along the Pike, including Cafe Sazon and Asni Ethiopian Store.

Stay tuned for news of the finished piece!

Photography by Duy Tran.

Barcroft Shopping Center and Columbia Pike Plaza - signs, and signs of spring

Photography by Lloyd Wolf.

Farmers market in spring, nearby street views

The Columbia Pike Farmer's Market is open all year, every Sunday from 9:00 am to 1:00 PM., at the corner of Walter Reed Drive and Columbia Pike.
One of the vendors pictured, Markos Andreas Panos, is with Bread and Water, a fine local artisanal bakery.

Photography by Lloyd Wolf.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Living Diversity on the radio / WVTF

There is an interesting interview and slideshow of the work of the Columbia Pike Documentary Project on WVTF radio, an NPR affiliated station in Charlottesville, Virginia. You can see the pictures and hear the interview with CPDP chief photographer Lloyd Wolf here:

Thanks to Sandy Hausman of WVTF for her interest in our work, and for her thoughtful interview.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Virginia Festival of the Book

If anyone is in Charlottesville, Virginia next week, CPDP chief photographer Lloyd Wolf will be speaking about the Columbia Pike Documentary Project's book "Living Diversity" as part of a panel for the Virginia Festival for the Book.

The program is entitled: "A State of Many Nations: Immigration and the Changing Face of Virginia"

Thursday, March 17, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
UVa Culbreth Theatre
109 Culbreth Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Tickets are free, but you will need to register online (easy to do-  here)

We hope to see some of y'all there! 

    Some photos from the panel that evening, by VFH staff photographer Pat Jarrett. 

Photo captions: Author Tom Gjelten (A Nation of Nations: A Great American Immigration Story), Cuban-American author Gustavo PĂ©rez Firmat (A Cuban in Mayberry), and photographer Lloyd Wolf (Living Diversity: The Columbia Pike Documentary Project) discussed immigration in Virginia at Culbreth Auditorium on UVa grounds at the Virginia Festival of the Book on Thursday, March 17, 2016. Festival organizer Jane Kudlow (in white) was with us in the green room while we got miked up).

Thanks to everyone at the festival and the VFH for this opportunity.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

This is what Peace Looks Like / VFH

The work of the Columbia Pike Documentary project is highlighted in the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities' (VFH) recent publication "VIEWS: Forty Years, Forty Stories."

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Patrick Henry Elementary School | The League of Learners

The students in Mr. Nathan Erwin's third grade class at Patrick Henry Elementary School are doing a community mapping project - exploring the environment, businesses, history, and culture of the Columbia Pike neighborhood they all live in.

CPDP photographer Lloyd Wolf has led them in workshops, and will be going out to photograph with them as their project moves forward.

Thanks to this lively, bright, and enthusiastic bunch, whom Mr. Erwin has named the "League of Learners."

Photography by Lloyd Wolf

33rd annual Ethiopian Christmas celebration at the Ethiopian Community Development Council

The Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC) celebrated it's 33rd annual Ethiopian Christmas with a party at it's offices just off Columbia Pike.

Traditional foods were served, prepared by Dama Restaurant, 1503 Columbia Pike, in Arlington.

Thank you to Dr. Teferra and his staff, and congratulations to them for another year of continued good work on behalf of immigrants and other citizens in our community.

Photography by Lloyd Wolf