Baltimore Photographer Devin Allen | WYPR

Baltimore Photographer Devin Allen

Jun 24, 2015

Devin Allen's Time Magazine cover photo
Credit Courtesy of Time Magazine

Two months ago, you would probably have characterized twenty-six year old Catonsville resident Devin Allen as an aspiring photographer. While holding down a gig working with autistic people from midnight to 8 a.m., he was squeezing in as much street and fashion photography as he could. He’d only started shooting two years ago.

Allen grew up in West Baltimore, and when the protests started after Freddie Gray’s death, he felt compelled to pick up his camera and hit the streets. He put his photographs on Instagram. Then TIME Magazine put one of those photos on their cover. Overnight, Devin Allen’s life changed. He’s here with Sheilah in the studio to talk about it.

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