Most major cities in America are affected by gentrification and Washington, D.C. is no different. In what was once known as Chocolate City, the District of Columbia’s African American population has dropped below half for the first time in decades.
With the increase in development and changing demographics, Ryan Florig focuses on the locals in the drastically changing neighborhoods that surround the nation’s capital.
Ryan Florig is a self-taught documentary photographer based in Washington, D.C. His vision is to document an inside perspective of everyday life as a way to archive developing urban landscapes. Florig focuses on the off-beat moments of ordinary people, often overlooked in cities with changing demographics. See more of Ryan Florig’s work on his website – ryanflorig.virb.com