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Writers LIVE! A Beautiful Ghetto: A Photo-Illustrated Talk by Photographer Devin Allen

Enoch Pratt Free Library

On April 18th, 2015, Baltimore erupted in mass protests in response to the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. The eyes of the world turned to Baltimore, and the photographs taken by Devin Allen, a West Baltimore native, went viral.

In stunning black and white photos, Allen documents the uprising, his city, and the people who live there, revealing a world of love, courage, struggle and hope. Each photo reveals the personality, beauty and spirit of Baltimore, as his camera complicates the stereotype of a “ghetto”. We find smiles where one might least expect them, hope in the battle against a system that sows desperation and fear, and above all, resistance, to the unrelenting pressures of racism in twenty-first-century America.

Devin Allen is one of the first amateur photographers to have his work featured on the cover of Time magazine. His photographs have also appeared in New York Magazine, The Washington Post, The New York Times, CNN, BBC, NBC News, and Aperture Magazine.






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Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 12:00pm


Enoch Pratt Free Library – Pennsylvania Avenue Branch
1531 W. North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217

by Dr. Radut