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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.

Archive Exhibitions Featuring Devin Allen

A Beautiful Ghetto

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1
 archive : 2021

Devin Allen asks us to see beyond the violence and poverty that all too often defines the “ghetto.”

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Devin Allen

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2015

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.

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Archive Sessions and Events Featuring Devin Allen

Oct 102021

Beyond The Music With Young Guru & Devin Allen

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

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Oct 42020

Redeveloping Our Narrative Through the Photographic Lens With Ruddy Roye and Devin Allen

Explore today’s important conversations and the moments in between at each focal point. Acclaimed documentary photographers, Ruddy Roye and Devin Allen give us their unique perspectives and the backstory on capturing the shot.

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