NAACP Image Awards

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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