How Baltimore Photographer Devin Allen Used Instagram to Make a Difference
Photographer Devin Allen was "just a kid from the hood with a camera" documenting his hometown, until his powerful images of protests following Freddie Gray's death--culminating in a black-and-white Time Magazine cover--thrust him into the spotlight. Now, he's using his influence to give the city's youth an opportunity to capture what they see, introduce the world at large to his world, and his vision--and live out his own dreams in the process.
Segregation Story: Images by Gordon Parks
In 1956, pioneering photographer Gordon Parks--on assignment for Life Magazine--documented the lives of a group of African-American families in southern Alabama. When published, they marked a major moment for the Civil Rights Movement; now, a series of never-before-seen images are on display for "Segregation Story," an exhibition at New York's Salon 94.
Student Captured People’s Faces When They Were Told They Are Beautiful
Shea Glover, a photographer (and student at Chicago High School for the Arts), asked people to pose for her. As she was snapping (and recording), she would say: "I'm taking pictures of things I find beautiful." The resulting portraits, and video, are a glorious testament to the power of perceived beauty.
‘White Shoes’ Exposes the Hidden History of Slavery in New York City
By posing nude on New York sites once used as slave markets and African burial grounds, Nona Faustine, a Brooklyn-born and -based photographer, explores the relationship of her free body to those who stood there before her.