Devin Allen, the local photographer whose iconic images from the Baltimore Uprising spread across the world and landed on the cover of Time magazine, has a new photography book, "A Beautiful Ghetto," coming out this year. A proper release event was just announced at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum on June 17, featuring a panel and book signing.
"A Beautiful Ghetto" will feature images from the uprising as well as black-and-white portraits of Baltimore life. In 2015, Allen exhibited some of this photography in an exhibit at the Lewis Museum, "Awakenings, In a New Light."
As the event page for the book release puts it: "In this collection of stunning photographs, Allen documents the uprising as he strives to capture the life of his city and the people who live there. He shows a world of love, courage, struggle and hope. Each photo reveals the personality, beauty and spirit of Baltimore and its people, as his camera complicates popular ideas about 'the ghetto.'"