Penrose and Centro areas.
Photography by Lara Ajami.
The Columbia Pike Documentary Project is a multi-disciplinary history of Columbia Pike in Arlington, VA, one of Americas most-ethnically diverse communities. Paula Endo, Lloyd Wolf, Mimi Xang Ho, Duy Tran, Aleksandra Lagkueva, Lara Ajami, and other team members have been using photography and oral history to document life along the Pike. The project is sponsored by the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization Contact: Lloyd Wolf- email@example.com or www.pikedoc.org
The Library of Virginia, in Richmond is exhibiting "Through the Lens of Community," the work of the Columbia Pike Documentary Project, in a major exhibition from August 31, 2021 through January 8, 2022.
It is a beautifully installed presentation, and highlights the work of the entire team - Dewey Tron, Xang Mimi Ho, Lloyd Wolf, Lara Ajami, Sushmita Mazumdar, Moises Gomez, Paula Endo, and Aleksandra Lagkueva. It includes a timeline history of Columbia Pike, recipes from the Pike, plus seventy photographs and selected interview pieces. It is well worth a visit.
Thanks to the staff at the Library, especially Dale Neighbors, Barbara Batson, and Ann Henderson for their expertise and support. Thanks also to David Bearinger of Virginia Humanities for putting us all in touch.