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.

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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.
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