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Baltimore photographer Devin Allen taking over The New Yorker photo desk Instagram this week

Baltimore photographer Devin Allen is taking over the Instagram feed of The New Yorker’s photography department this week.

Allen, who rose to fame when his photo of a protester being chased by police during the 2015 unrest made the cover of Time Magazine, said he will be posting his pictures on the account for the next few days.

“I'm most known for documenting life in Baltimore, the uprising in 2015 after the death of Freddie Gray and my new book ‘A Beautiful Ghetto,’” Allen is writing in the captions. “I'm going to take you through a short journey through my city, through my eyes.”


He posted his most famous photo as an introduction, and has followed it with more, including ones he titled “A City Forgotten,” “A Hair Appointment,” “The Corner Store Run” and “The Safe Zone.”

Follow along at @newyorkerphoto, and follow Allen at @bydvnlln.


Colin Campbell

Colin Campbell

Colin Campbell is a breaking news and transportation reporter at The Sun, where he has worked since 2013. He shared in The Sun staff's recognition as Pulitzer Prize finalist for breaking news for the paper's coverage of the death of Freddie Gray and the ensuing unrest. He is a Catonsville native and a University of South Carolina alumnus.