Shuran Huang 黃舒然 (she/her) is a Cantonese photojournalist based in Washington, D.C. Through moments of intimacy, her work focuses on politics, immigration, human rights, diaspora experiences, and interactions in between. She speaks fluent English,...
Two families socialize near alley dwellings in Northwest Washington. In 2016, D.C. zoning codes were changed to allow residential construction in more types of alley sites. A number of old structures have been renovated and refurbished. (Shuran Huang for The Washington Post)
Two homes off an alley in Northwest Washington. “Historic alley buildings — stables, carriage houses, warehouses — have high ceilings, expansive spaces with columns and beams and tremendous volume that allows for horizontal plus vertical design,” said Theo Adamstein, sales associate with TTR Sotheby’s International Realty. (Shuran Huang for The Washington Post)
For The Washington Post, I spent some time photographing two families living off the same alley in Northwest Washington. It was fun to explore the city’s DNA: the collision between the new and the old is a symbol of the story of this amazing city. More work is posted on Instagram.