Originally from China, Shuran Huang (she/her) is a photographer based in Washington, D.C. As an international resident, she often confronts the reality of assimilating and adapting to new communities. These experiences developed her passion for...
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.