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Devin Allen Book Release: A Beautiful Ghetto

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Reginald F. Lewis Museum

830 East Pratt Street

Baltimore, MD 21202

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Join award-winning photographer Devin Allen and several of his literary peers for a discussion and book signing of his first book, A Beautiful Ghetto. On April 2015, Baltimore erupted in mass protests in response to the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. Photographer Devin Allen’s work went viral and became iconic imagery of the event. Allen's work quickly landed on the cover of Time magazine, making him one of the first amateur photographers to achieve the distinction. 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.”

Devin Allen is a native of West Baltimore whose iconic image of the Baltimore uprising became a Top 10 Time cover of 2015. His photographs have also appeared in New York Magazine, the Washington Post, the New York Times, CNN, BBC, NBC News, Aperture Magazine, and Yahoo!

This program is free with the purchase of museum admission or museum membership. You may purchase tickets at the door.

$8 - General Public
$6 - Children 7-17, Students with ID, Seniors
Free - Museum Members, Children 6 and Under, Maryland Public School Teacher.

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$7.00 validated parking is available across the street at the Old Bay PMI Garage at 815 E. Pratt Street (on the corner of Pratt and President Streets). Bring your ticket to the museum’s front information desk to have it validated. Free on-street parking and metered parking is also available throughout the Harbor East and Little Italy neighborhoods.

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