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.