Devin Allen
Devin Allen

“I want people to see the truth the good, the bad and the ugly,” says Baltimore-born Devin Allen, who’s coverage of the protests after the death of Freddie Gray made the cover of TIME magazine in May. “The goal is to shine light where the light has not been in a long time. I want to tell the stories of those whose stories will never be told.”

Presented by TIME LightBox, the retrospective of Devin Allen’s work looks back to the pivotal events of April 2015 and to the future of Baltimore – the kids that are growing up in a town, state and country that still needs to address deep-rooted issues of inequality.

Exhibition curated by Olivier Laurent, editor of TIME LightBox.

Artist 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.


  • TIME


    TIME is a 100-year-old global media brand that reaches a combined audience of more than 105 million around the world through its iconic magazine and digital platforms. With unparalleled access to the world’s most influential people, the immeasurable trust of consumers and partners globally, and an unrivaled power to convene, TIME’s mission is to tell the essential stories of the people and ideas that shape and improve the world.

Devin Allen

 archive : 2015

Featuring: Devin Allen

Curated by: Olivier Laurent

Presented by: Time
  • TIME


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