Thursday, September 29, 2016

Prio Bangla 2016- Bangladeshi Community Street Festival

The Bangladeshi community in our area again celebrated its heritage and contributions to our diversity with the annual Prio Bangla festival.

Bangladeshi foods, speakers, crafts, performers, and notables were part of this colorful event. Performers from other groups also showcased their talents, including Appalachian cloggers, Chinese dancers, Mexican dancers, and a Bolivian dance troupe.

Many thanks to Mr. Pryalal Karmakar for his help, and for his recognition of the Columbia Pike Documentary Project in observing and preserving our local culture and history.

Photography by Duy Tran.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

LIFE FORCE - Photo essay on Living Diversity

An extensive photo essay highlighting the work of the Living Diversity book is currently featured on Life Force magazine's website.

You can view the whole picture essay of by clicking here.

We are honored to be able to share the work of our diverse Columbia Pike community with an international audience in such a meaningful forum.

Enjoy. And pass it on.

"Life Force magazine is a free, monthly, online, photo-led magazine which celebrates the art-form of the photo-essay.
It has been described as the “Picture Post of the 21st Century” - a magazine that investigates the world and the human condition through the narrative of photography.
Our photo-essays are about great photography and pushing the boundaries of the medium to explore consciousness  and human perception, by harnessing the unique power that photography holds to capture a moment for analysis.
Life Force magazine takes images directly from reality, exploring life as a movie that is continually  playing out around us."

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

People along the Pike- August 2016

While documenting recent physical changes on Columbia Pike, I encountered a number of interesting people who live, work, or are visiting in the community.

Pictured are kids at the Penrose Square Park water fountain, the manager of the Purple Lounge (one of the new Ethiopian restaurants on the Pike), members of Shiloh Hill, (a folk/bluegrass band who were playing a gig in the area), and a number of passersby who caught the photographer's eye.

Photography by Lloyd Wolf. 

Signs and changes / Columbia Pike August 2016

Columbia Pike continues to change constantly. Since we published our book Living Diversity, the community continues to transform itself. People, places, and businesses have come and gone.

Here is a sample of some of the changes that have occurred over the past year. The Freedman's Village Bridge was finished and dedicated, the Shell and Pike 3400 apartments were completed, Glencarlyn Park was greatly improved, and numerous businesses of every type and description have opened or changed their signs.

It's still a pretty lively place.


Photography by Lloyd Wolf.