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

Along the Pike

Photography by Lloyd Wolf

Already Gone...

Adams Mill Shopping Center, seen here in spring 2007, has been demolished to make way for new development. Bob & Edith's Diner #2, beloved to many, has since been closed and the land sold; the lot is awaiting construction.

Photography by Lloyd Wolf

Sunset on the Pike

Near the corner of South George Mason Drive and Columbia Pike, Arlington VA; facing west.

Photography by Paula Endo

Portraits from the Pike

These portraits are of residents along the Columbia Pike corridor In Arlington,

In order they are of:
-Omer Barr
-Ragaa Hussein
-Huda Bar
-Ken Anderson
-Linda Anderson
-Eudora Barrios
-Maria Molina with kids in the Barcroft Library
-Boy on skateboard playing by his house

Photography by Paula Endo