Friday, December 12, 2008

Portraits/Columbia Pike

These portraits depict Meng K. Taing, of the Oriental Supermarket, at 5100 Columbia Pike; the owner and employees of the International Barbershop (Huong K Hoang, Sirinapa Srinuan, Jeanine Phoung, Hue So Huynh), at 5035 Columbia Pike; and of Shawn McGhee, a friend of the photographer, shown on S. Dinwiddie Street, just off the Pike.

Photography by Duy Tran

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Views on and near Columbia Pike

These stores, apartments, homes, and scenes along and near Columbia Pike in Arlington, Virginia, were documented on November 20th, 2008.

Photography by Lloyd Wolf

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Panoramas along Columbia Pike

These panoramic images, depicting significant stretches along Columbia Pike in Arlington Virginia, were created by CPDP photographer Mimi Xang Ho.

Of particular note: the apartment building depicts the place Ms. Ho lived when she and her family immigrated to the United States from Laos.


Photography by Mimi Xang Ho

Thank You

The Columbia Pike Photographic Documentary Project is funded in part by the Virginia
Foundation for the Humanities.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Mekbib Gebertsadik

These photographs are of the exceptional Ethiopian-born artist, Mekbib Gebertsadik. Mr. Gebertsadik has a degree from an art college in Addis Ababa, and is currently pursuing his MFA at Howard University. He arrived in Arlington seven years ago, part of the large Ethiopian community that has settled in the Washington DC area. His parents, Wodajo Gebretsadik Worke and Tadesech Tafferi Wube, arrived in the United States just one month ago.

Mekbib's website, which also highlights the work of his wife, painter Meseret Desta is:

Photography by Lloyd Wolf

Monday, October 20, 2008

Taste of the Pike Festival

This community festival, which celebrates the exceptional diversity of peoples living along Columbia Pike, was held on September 20, 2008, at the Arlington Mill Community Center (4970 Columbia Pike). It was organized by the Columbia Pike Redevelopment Organization (CPRO).

The Bolivian and Peruvian dance troupes are real crowd-pleasers... and the food is terrific.

Photography by Lloyd Wolf