Three professional photographers (as well as CPRO staffers equipped only with their i-Phones), documented the Columbia Pike Blues Festival throughout the sunny, upbeat day on June 17, 2017. They covered the story of the day with different lenses and from varied angles — ofttimes on the same subject, each from a personal perspective. This album is in keeping with the diversity of the Pike, a celebration of its many angles.
Photography by Will Reintzell
Will Reintzell is a Washington, DC-based photographer, specializing in Corporate Head shots, Portraits and Event Photography. Will is currently earning his A.A.S. degree in Photography & Media at NOVA.
L-O-V-E LETTERS on WALTER REED DRIVE. Courtesy of the Virginia State Tourism Corporation.
ARLINGTON ARTS’ “ART ALLEY” . Ninth Road was a bustling arts workshop.
Photography by Lloyd Wolf
Lloyd Wolf has been a photographer and teacher since 1972, making pictures for knowledge, fun, art, and for a living. Since 2007, Lloyd has been the chief photographer of the Columbia Pike Documentary Project (CPDP), a consortium of photographers who have been documenting the extraordinarily diverse Columbia Pike corridor in Arlington, Virginia. Dubbed “The World in a Zip Code”, it is one of the world’s most culturally-varied and colorful communities. He has led a team of talented team of photographers including Paula Endo, Xang Mimi Ho, Duy Tran, and Aleksandra Lagkueva who have also been adding their work and vision to this community effort.
VENDOR TENTS. The south end of the festival at Columbia Pike was a busy marketplace.
BIG L-O-V-E. Courtesy of the Virginia State Tourism Corporation.
LARGE CROWDS. The weather held, and the streets swelled.
Photography by Cecilia Cassidy, Executive Director of CPRO
ARLINGTON COUNTY BOARD VICE CHAIR: Katie Cristol, a Columbia Pike resident, greeted the Blues Fest crowd.
STAY ARLINGTON. Staffer Courtney Cacatian was instrumental in obtaining festival funding from the “Virginia is for Music Lovers” program.
Photography by Stephen Gregory Smith, Events and Social Media Manager for CPRO
WORKING BACKSTAGE: Stephen snapped a photo of Bettye LaVette taking her last step onto the stage.
OPENING NUMBER: Bettye had the audience at the first note. Gorgeous!!!
BEFORE INTRODUCING BETTYE LAVETTE: Emcee Matt Conner asked the crowd if he could take a picture of them, they responded in a cheer as he snapped this photograph. See you next year!