The Columbia Pike Documentary Project has released a series of photographs and interviews, in a new book entitled “Transitions,” which highlight the people and places of the extraordinarily diverse historic Columbia Pike corridor. The compelling photographs and stories bring to life the challenges and experiences of a community undergoing rapid change.

Now through April 8, twenty-five of the “Transitions” portraits and interviews by photographers Lara Ajami, Moises Gomez, Xang Ho, Dewey Tron and Lloyd Wolf, and storyteller/interviewer Sushmita Mazumdar, will be on display at the Founders Gallery in Van Metre Hall at the George Mason University Arlington Campus.

The community is invited to attend the exhibit’s opening reception on Saturday, March 21 from 4 to 6 p.m. where the book will be available for purchase and signing. The exhibit is curated and produced by Professor Emma Balazs and her arts management class and installed by Don Russell, curator and director of the Provisions Research Center for Art and Social Change at GMU.

The work of the Columbia Pike Documentary Project is supported by Virginia Humanities, the Arlington Community Foundation, and sponsored by the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization.