A World in a Zip Code: Columbia Pike Documentary Project

On View: May 31 - August 20, 2023

First Floor Galleries, Jenkins Community Gallery

Featured Photographers: Lara Ajami, Paula Endo, Moises Gomez, Aleksandra Lagkueva, Xang Mimi Ho, Dewey Tron, and Lloyd Wolf. With storytelling and interviews by Sushmita Mazumdar.

A World in a Zip Code includes photographs, video, and oral history by the Columbia Pike Documentary Project, a team of photographers and storytellers whose work captures the evolving life of Arlington County’s historic Columbia Pike corridor. Having welcomed new citizens from every corner of the planet, Columbia Pike is one of the most ethnically diverse communities in the United States. The area has also undergone significant changes in recent years due to new development in the area. Columbia Pike Documentary Project’s work continues to capture this shifting landscape and the impact it is having on the area’s residents.

The exhibition coincides with the release of The Road Ahead, Columbia Pike Documentary Project’s most recent book, which includes photographs and oral history from the past year. Previous collections of the group’s work include Transitions and Living Diversity.

Co-founded in 2007 by Lloyd Wolf and Paula Endo, Columbia Pike Documentary Project’s work is included in the permanent collection of the Library of Virginia and has been exhibited at the Library of Virginia (Richmond, VA), George Mason University (Fairfax, VA), Centre Charlemagne (Aachen, Germany), Virginia Museum of History and Culture (Richmond, VA), Arlington Central Library, Arlington Mill Community Center, Artisphere, and as part of FotoWeekDC. The group’s work has been covered by WAMU, Richmond magazine, Washington City Paper, WETA, Inside NoVA, Northern Virginia Magazine, Die Welt, and Voice of America, among other outlets. Sponsored by the Columbia Pike Partnership, they have received support from Virginia Humanities, Arlington Commission for the Arts, Arlington Community Foundation, and from the Arlington Cultural Affairs Division of Arlington Economic Development.

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