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Date(s) - 11/14/2024
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Reinsch Library Auditorium, Marymount University


The Columbia Pike Documentary Project (CPDP) is a multi-disciplinary history of Columbia Pike, one of Americas oldest roads and 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.

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.

Lloyd Wolf will speak about this project that is unique in Arlington and reflects a “united nations” of cultures here in our county. A seasoned freelance photographer with a proven record of success in the arts and education, Mr. Wolf shoots documentary, editorial and commercial photography. Over the course of his career, he has worked with a wide range of clients, including National Geographic Explorer, the Smithsonian, Vogue, the U.S. Holocaust Museum, and The Washington Post Magazine. He has worked on documentary projects regarding drug rehabilitation in prisons, the Holocaust, traditional African American forms of worship, Jewish roots in Europe and Israel, and Ethiopian refugees.

Mr. Wolf has taught at Northern Virginia Community College, George Mason University, Arlington Public Schools, and the Alternative Learning Center at American University. He is a member of the Society for Photographic Education and the US House and Senate Press Photographer’s Gallery. Mr. Wolf earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Trinity College in 1974 and a Master of Arts in photography from Goddard College in 1977. (Photo courtesy  Kristian Whipple, 2017)

Attend via Zoom or In-Person

PREREGISTER FOR ZOOM ACCESS. You can attend this event on Zoom or in-person on the Marymount University Main Campus.  If you want to attend this event virtually, please click HERE to register. You can cut and paste this link into your browser: https://forms.gle/JV8YxH5DDopc1iVM7 .  Please register by Wednesday, November 13:  Zoom access information will be sent to you on the morning of the event on Thursday, November 14.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS and FREE PARKING: Attendees planning to attend the event in-person should enter the Marymount University campus at the library gate on N. 26th Street. From Glebe Road going north, take a right onto 26th Street. Pass the intersection with Yorktown Road and then enter the campus through the next gate on your left. The library is to your left as you enter the campus. Free garage parking is just past the library at the bottom of the small incline. (Handicapped parking is immediately to your right as you enter the campus.)

If the university has lowered the garage gates, push the button and let them know you’re here for an Arlington Historical Society event in the library. To leave, push the button and they’ll raise the gate.

This event is one of the monthly series of free public programs sponsored by the Arlington Historical Society. This event is hosted courtesy of the Marymount University politics program’s American Heritage Initiative. For more information, please email: info@arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org