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, 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 of 2015—only the third time the work of an amateur photographer had been featured. His photographs have also appeared in New York Magazine, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Aperture, and are 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 he is the winner of the 2017 Gordon Parks Foundation Fellowship.


  • Time


    TIME is a global media brand that reaches a combined audience of more than ninety million around the world. A trusted destination for reporting and insight, TIME’s mission is to tell the stories that matter most, to lead conversations that change the world, and to deepen understanding of the ideas and events that define our time.

Devin Allen

 archive : 2015

Featuring: Devin Allen

Curated by: Olivier Laurent

Presented by: Time
  • Time
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