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A Beautiful Ghetto (2017)

by Devin Allen

Other authors: Gail Allen-Kearney (Contributor), Aaron Bryant (Contributor), Wes Moore (Contributor), Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (Contributor), Tarik Touré (Contributor)1 more, D. Watkins (Contributor)

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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.… (more)
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Stunning imagery from the aftermath of Baltimore after Freddie Grey's murder in 2015. Devin Allen is a talented photographer, and gives back to his community. His work and his heart are worthy of 5 stars. ( )
  Grabbag | Oct 15, 2017 |
Powerful. So sad that this is still necessary in our country, perhaps now more than ever. I have taken so much for granted. ( )
  kcshankd | Oct 5, 2017 |
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Allen-Kearney, GailContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bryant, AaronContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Moore, WesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Taylor, Keeanga-YamahttaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Touré, TarikContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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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.

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