Michael Wilkinson is one of the founders of Washington, DC-based pizza restaurant company Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza. Back in 2009, he let me into Pete’s Columbia Heights restaurant to learn all about how he got involved in the business — and I even got to try my hand a making one of their excellent pizzas.
Michael is also a keen photographer, and from time to time displays his work in the city.
His latest exhibit is called “All Are Welcome: Rowhouse & Storefront Churches,” and runs from December 11 through January 24, with an opening reception December 13.
Here’s a description of the upcoming exhibit from its Facebook page: “Architectural photographer Michael K. Wilkinson has been wandering the streets of Washington DC with a camera since he moved to the city from Brooklyn in 1993. From the late 1990s and into the early 2000s, using black & white film, he sought to document an oft-overlooked element of the streetscape: row house and storefront churches. Located mostly in underdeveloped neighborhoods, many of these small houses of worship have vanished since these photographs were taken, as real estate and commercial development have swept across the city in ever-expanding waves.”
Michael’s exhibit is located at the Anacostia Arts Center at 1231 Good Hope Road SE. The opening reception on December 13 will run from 11am to 6pm.