The Gallery in Baltimore City Hall is proud to feature an extraordinary talent and photographer, Devin Allen, in its first virtual gallery exhibition, The Beautiful Journey: The Lens of Devin Allen.
A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Allen is often called the most important photographer since Gordon Parks. Motivated by representation and burdened with misrepresentation, Allen set out to capture what he calls “the beautiful ghetto.” In 2015, Allen gained international attention when Time magazine selected his momentous black and white photograph capturing the Baltimore Uprising for its cover.
“During our nation’s most trying times, it is art that uniquely captures the moment and preserves it for the future,” says Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young. Young continues, “I am proud to announce our very first virtual gallery exhibition featuring one of Baltimore’s most acclaimed and celebrated artists, Devin Allen. Devin made history when one of his photos landed on the cover of Time magazine. Today, he takes us on a beautiful and virtual journey of Baltimore City through the lens of his camera. So, stay inside, stay safe, and enjoy this fantastic journey of our beloved Baltimore from home.”
Visit the full virtual gallery here.