Columbia Pike Documentary Project at November Program

The Arlington Historical Society hosted a presentation featuring Lloyd Wolf and the filmmakers and photographers behind the Columbia Pike Documentary Project at the Arlington Public Library on November 13, 2014.

The Columbia Pike Documentary Project (CPDP) is a team of photographers and interviewers who have captured and portrayed the contemporary life of people and sites along the exceptionally ethnically diverse and rapidly changing Columbia Pike corridor in Arlington. Columbia Pike is one of the most culturally mixed neighborhoods in the Washington, DC metro area.

Five photographers – Lloyd Wolf, Duy Tran, Xang Mimi Ho, Aleksandra Lagkueva, and Paula Endo – have been collaborating on the visual materials since 2007.

The record CPDP has created of this rich melting pot has been undertaken in a thorough, insightful and aesthetically powerful way. Its meaning to the community has continued to grow as this section of Arlington County gentrifies and redevelops. Older established ways of life are still in place, alongside large numbers of new citizens from every continent. Buildings and businesses from earlier eras coexist with new development, much as the people do, in relative harmony.

The Arlington Historical Society gratefully acknowledges Jennifer Jablonsky, the AHS Public Program Manager in hosting this presentation.  This video is produced by Arlington TV.