As a new mother in 2015, Marianne McGinley suddenly found herself frequently in need of a professional to snap photos of her daughter’s “milestone moments.”
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.
Peter Stern’s photographs look at once familiar and indistinguishable. There are large splotches of earth tones and snaking lines in his compositions, and upon close inspection, you’ll see the image is actually a coal mine or an Eastern Shore landscape.
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.
Devin Allen has gotten national acclaim for the photography that includes his famous Time cover during the unrest and portraits of life in Baltimore. He’s looking to pass on his knowledge of the camera to the next generation.