The West Baltimore photographer’s new book, “A Beautiful Ghetto,” is both a visual love letter to his hometown and a chronicle of its 2015 unrest after police killed Freddie Gray. Here are five key shots and the stories behind them.
Baltimore activist Lawrence Grandpre: “We have this really threat-based framework for interpreting things like the Baltimore uprising. When you see Black folks as an irrational threat, all you need to do to assuage your fear is put them down.”
Baltimore Uprising on Kevin Davis’ pending appointment as Baltimore police chief: “Since Kevin Davis took office as interim police commissioner there has been a heightened aggression from law enforcement towards protesters.”