Beyond the Music

Beyond the Music with Young Guru & Devin Allen

Beyond the Music

Immerse yourself in the world of hip-hop, through and beyond the lens of a Leica with Grammy-winning engineer and photographer Young Guru, to see how he uses photography as a tool to document the stories around him. Starting from humble beginnings, Young Guru will share his visual journey into music as well as personal projects that have influenced him along the way. Tune in to inspire your own photographic journey.

The program is moderated by documentary photographer, Devin Allen.

A Zoom link will be e-mailed via Eventbrite to all registered attendees 1-2 days prior to the program.

Immerse yourself in the world of hip-hop, through and beyond the lens of a Leica with Grammy-winning engineer and photographer Young Guru

Sunday October 10

1:00PM EST

Online Event

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Presenter Bios

young guruAbout Young Guru

Throughout his illustrious, decorated career, Gimel “Young Guru” Keaton has resoundingly earned his reputation as one of the most renowned recording and mixing engineers in music today, having worked with artists such as Jay-Z, Beyonce, Rick Ross, Drake, T.I., Kanye West and Eminem. Wisened after years of successful endeavors (multi-platinum albums, and multiple Grammy nods) Young Guru has recently been working tirelessly to elevate the discourse of audio engineering philosophy, science and technology, emerging onto the college lecture circuit as one of the subject’s most distinguished and dignified speakers, and further proving why he is one of audio’s most important minds and essential voices. Traveling the country, Guru’s intellect and eloquence have been tapped by a broad variety of impressive venues, garnering him recognition from such media outlets as CNN, Fox News, Billboard and The Village Voice.

Photo: © Ernest Dion Wilson

devin allenAbout Devin Allen

Devin Allen is a self-taught artist, born and raised in West Baltimore. He gained national attention when his photograph of the Baltimore Uprising was published on the cover of TIME in May 2015 – only the third time the work of an amateur photographer had been featured. Five years later, after the death of George Floyd, Tony McDade, and Breonna Taylor, his photograph from a BlackTrans Lives Matter protest was published on the cover of TIME magazine for 2nd time in June 2020. His photographs have also appeared in New York Magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Aperture and in the permanent collections of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, and The Studio Museum in Harlem. He is the founder of Through Their Eyes, a youth photography educational program, and the winner of the 2017 Gordon Parks Foundation Fellowship. In 2017 he nominated for an NAACP Image Award for debuting author for his book A Beautiful Ghetto, and Award from The Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture for dynamic leadership in the Arts and Activism.

Presenting Organization

Leica represents a union of craftsmanship, design and experience. It is a beautiful collision of art and engineering, and the future of form and functionality. Leica Camera, headquartered in Wetzlar, Germany, is an internationally operating, premium-segment manufacturer of cameras and sport optics products. The legendary status of the Leica brand is founded on a long tradition of excellence in the supreme quality and performance of cameras and lenses, and the iconic images that artists and photojournalists everywhere captured with them. For more information visit www.leicacamerausa.com.

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