This article was first published on December 19, 2012. Although the exhibit is no longer running, you can still check out Michael Horsley’s work on his Flickr page.
The Washington, DC of the 1980s and ’90s was a dramatically different place than the Washington, DC of 2017. The population was shrinking, wealth flowed out to the suburbs, and you could buy a Northwest rowhouse for five figures.
Photographer Michael Horsley documented the era with a fascinating series of 537 photos. You can see his work on Flickr, and through March 4, 2018 in an exhibit at the Historical Society of Washington, DC. Here’s a teaser.