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Baltimore photographer Devin Allen, 'Step' documentary among local NAACP Image Award nominees

Baltimore photographer Devin Allen, 'Step' documentary among local NAACP Image Award nominees

Baltimore photographer Devin Allen, author Ta-Nehisi Coates and the documentary “Step” are among a handful of local figures or projects nominated for NAACP Image Awards on Monday.

Allen is nominated for outstanding literary work by a debut author for his book, “A Beautiful Ghetto,” a collection of 100 black-and-white photographs of Baltimore life. The photographer skyrocketed to national prominence for his images of the Baltimore unrest after Freddie Gray’s death — one of which landed on the cover of Time magazine. (You can read more about “A Beautiful Ghetto” here.)

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