Jun 42023
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A Picture of Resilience

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Photo by Devin Allen

Photo by Devin Allen

In this engaging and interactive talk, Devin Allen will delve into the processes behind his work, share personal stories that fuel his passion for photography, and discuss how his images capture the power and spirit of resilience.

Speakers: Devin Allen

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza

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  • Leica Camera

Devin Allen continues his Leica Conversations with Sire Roman. An in-depth conversation featuring a wide-ranging discussion with each sharing their beginnings in photography and finding themselves through the lens.

In this engaging and interactive talk, Devin will delve into the processes behind his work, share personal stories that fuel his passion for photography, and discuss how his images capture the power and spirit of resilience. Devin will also discuss the larger role of photography in society and its potential to inspire change.

This event promises to offer attendees a unique insight into the world of documentary photography, the power of visual storytelling, and the importance of representing communities authentically.

Speaker Bios

  • Devin Allen

    Devin Allen

    Devin Allen is a self-taught artist who gained national attention when his photograph of the Baltimore Uprising was published on the cover of TIME in May 2015. A native of Baltimore, Devin achieved a rare feat as only the third amateur photographer TIME selected to feature on its cover.

    In 2017, he was named the first fellow of the Gordon Parks Foundation Fellowship and was nominated for an NAACP Image Award as a debut author for his book, A Beautiful Ghetto (Haymarket Books).

    Devin was chosen to serve as a 2020 Ambassador for Leica Camera AG; and following the untimely deaths of George Floyd, Tony McDade, and Breonna Taylor, TIME once again acknowledged and honored Devin’s artistry by selecting one of his images from a Black Trans Lives Matter protest to grace the cover of their June 2020 issue.

    Devin’s powerful imagery of Black life has been featured in New York Magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Aperture.

    His photography is also featured in permanent collections at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, the Jule Collins Smith Museum, and The Studio Museum in Harlem.

    His new book—No Justice, No Peace: From the Civil Rights Movement to Black Lives Matter—was released in October 2022.


  • Leica Camera

    Leica Camera

    Ignite your passion for photography with Leica Camera at Photoville

    Discover the allure of Leica photography at Photoville through curated photowalks complemented by a Leica on Loan program. From action photography to environmental portraiture, you’ll experience Leica photography and guidance by acclaimed Leica photographers. 

    Leica Camera is founded on a tradition of optical excellence and a conscious focus on the essentials of exquisite image making. For over a century, the brand has motivated visual storytelling through the quintessential union of craftsmanship, design and experience, providing essential tools that influence the art, culture and creation of photography. Photoville attendees can see this firsthand at the Leica Pavilion, which will showcase a one-of-a-kind photographic experience through a variety of interactive Leica activities designed to ignite your passion for photography.

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