Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Dahlia and Justin Constantine

Dahlia and Julian Constantine are a couple living near the central area of Columbia Pike. Dahlia, originally from Cairo, Egypt, and raised in California, is a teacher at Patrick Henry Elementary School in Arlington. Justin, who grew up in northern Virginia, is an attorney, consultant, and motivational speaker. A former Marine officer, he was wounded in combat in Iraq, and serves on the board of Give an Hour and the Wounded Warrior Project. They were married in 2008.

Photography by Xang Mimi Ho.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Columbia Pike Blues Festival #19 - part two

Additional images of the Columbia Pike Blues Festival. A second photographer's vision.

Photography by Chloe Hollingsworth.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Nineteenth Annual Columbia Pike Blues Festival

Headlining the Columbia Pike Blues Festival this year was Tennessee-based, Serbian-born blues guitar slinger, Ana Popovic. Other performers included Memphis Gold, Steve Williams and the Spectacles, Duffy Kane, and Billy Thompson.

Gorgeous weather, happy crowd, soulful music.


Thanks to Takis Karantonis and the whole CPRO staff for their help, and for staging this community event.

Photography by Lloyd Wolf

Friday, June 6, 2014

Patrick Henry School | Ms. Constantine's third grade class

Ms. Dahlia Hamza Constantine teaches third grade at Patrick Henry Elementary School, one block off Columbia Pike in Arlington, Virginia. Her twenty-one students speak eight different languages at home, and Ms. Constantine speaks Arabic as well as English.

The students undertake an extensive project on the Columbia Pike community every year, exploring businesses, history, transportation, foods, diversity, parks, and other issues and aspects of the neighborhood they are growing up in.

Thanks to Ms. Constantine and her lively students for the opportunity to document their learning.

Photographs by Lloyd Wolf.