by Devin Allen 


On April 18, 2015, the city of Baltimore erupted in mass protests in response to the brutal murder of Freddie Gray by police. Devin Allen was there, and his iconic photos of the Baltimore uprising became a viral sensation.


In these stunning photographs, Allen documents the uprising as he strives to capture the life of his city and the people who live there. Each photo reveals the personality, beauty, and spirit of Baltimore and its people, as his camera complicates popular ideas about the "ghetto."


Allen's camera finds hope and beauty doing battle against a system that sows desperation and fear, and above all, resistance, to the unrelenting pressures of racism and poverty in a twenty-first-century American city.

A Beautiful Ghetto

SKU: 9781608467594
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  • ISBN-13: 9781608467594
    ISBN-10: 1608467597
    Publisher: Haymarket Books
    Publish Date: September 2017
    Page Count: 124
    Dimensions: 10 x 9 x 0.5 inches

    Books > Photography > Individual Photographers - General
    Books > Photography > Subjects & Themes - Street Photography
    Books > Photography > Photojournalism

  • Devin Allen, a Baltimore native, is only the third amateur photographer to have their photograph appear on the cover of Time. His work has also been featured in New York Magazine, the Washington Post, the New York Times, CNN, BBC, NBC News, Aperture Magazine, and "Yahoo!." Allen's photographs have been exhi