All 512,000 followers of The New Yorker photo desk’s Instagram likely noticed Devin Allen’s iconic photography of the Baltimore Uprising at some point this week.
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Devin Allen’s iconic photos of Baltimore are making their way into an exhibition at the Smithsonian’s newest museum.
Two years ago, Baltimore photographer Devin Allen became an internationally known name for his raw images capturing the spring 2015 uprising. His newest upcoming book, “A Beautiful Ghetto,” chronicles those fateful days that followed the death of Freddie Gray in police custody.
How is Baltimore doing since the riots in April 2015? What has changed? What still needs to change?
Before April, few people knew who Baltimore photographer Devin Allen was. Then came April’s unrest, which Allen chronicled with a careful eye and a real affection for the city. One of his candid shots even made the cover of Time–and now that image is being called one of the best magazine covers of 2015.
Devin Allen, the 26-year-old Baltimore native, captured the nation’s attention with his photographs of the recent unrest in Baltimore. His shots, posted on Instagram, were favorited by Rihanna and Beyonce; he was featured on NPR and MTV; and one of his images was selected for the cover of Time, only the third time the magazine has so featured the work of an amateur photographer.
The national media has descended on Baltimore this week, and some local characters have found themselves unexpectedly in the spotlight.