Monday, November 28, 2011

Arlington Photographic Documentary Project | Parkington

The Arlington County Library's blog has just posted one of my images from the Arlington Photographic Documentary Project. It depicts the former Hecht department store's annual Christmas display in front of the old Parkington Shopping Center in December 1979, at the corner of N. Glebe Road and Wilson Boulevard (on the site currently occupied by the Ballston Common Mall).

The Arlington County Documentary Project is an extensive black-and white record of Arlington, Virginia, created in 1979 and 1980, funded by a National Endowment for the Arts Survey Grant. I collaborated with photographer Paula Endo in this work. A book, Through the Lens of the City: NEA Photography Surveys of the 1970s chronicling the work done in the survey grant program, including information about the Arlington project, is available through Amazon.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Exhibition: GIVING THANKS | חסד

Come to a reception and view photographs by Lloyd Wolf from the past two decades of the Washington DC Jewish Community Center's annual December 25th (D25) Days of Service.

These compelling images depict volunteers over the years at many DC area sites preparing food for the hungry and needy, repairing and upgrading homeless shelters, schools, and low-income housing, comforting the sick, cheering the elderly shut-in, and directly aiding others in need, as well as depicting some of the sites and people being served on this annual Christmas day service event.

The photographs will be on display from November 29, 2011 through January 31, 2012.

The reception will be from 6:30 to 7:30 PM on Wednesday December 14th, at the DCJCC.
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036 | (202) 518-9400
The exhibition is hosted by the Morris Cafritz Center for Community Service at the DCJCC.

Light refreshments will be available.

Many thanks to the DCJCC's volunteer director Erica Steen, and program manager Joshua Ford, for their sponsorship, direction, and encouragement.

View the Facebook invitation.

Jay Krasnow has kindly commented on this work on his blog, ArtomaticVoyage. Take a look.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

University of Virginia Klezmer Ensemble

Frank London, Grammy-winning composer and renowned klezmer musician, was the guest artist this year for workshops and a concert by the University of Virginia Klezmer Ensemble. The Ensemble, now in it's sixth year, is led by UVA's Director of Music Performance, virtuoso clarinetist Dr. Joel Rubin.

Friday, November 04, 2011

Joanne Bland- civil rights pioneer

Joanne Bland was an eleven-year-old civil rights marcher in Selma, Alabama, when she, along with hundreds of others, was beaten and jailed by Alabama state troopers while crossing the Edmund Pettus bridge in 1965, in what has come to be known to history as "Bloody Sunday."

She has remained an activist, and is co-founder of the National Voting Rights Museum and Institute in Selma.

These portraits were made in Washington, DC, where she spoke to the students and supporters of Operation Understanding DC. She spoke of her work, hopes, and of passing on the legacy of courageous activism for human dignity. She has met in Selma with over 400 OUDC participants over the past seventeen years, sharing her story and the continuing history of struggle for justice and fairness for all.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Some recent images | a continuing inventory for the eye

Visual flotsam and jetsam from a couple of weddings, and quite obviously, from elsewhere.

My life and work take me to many different worlds, most not far from home.

These visions held my consciousness, and rang out to be really seen...


Halloween 2011

A few of my photos from Nadine Bloch's 25th annual Halloween party extraordinaire, in Takoma Park, Maryland.

A few more images of the bash were made by a photographer from the Takoma Voice.

And a wish for refuah shlemah to Tom Shepherd.