An amateur photographer’s incredible black & white documentary photos of the Baltimore riots have reinforced the power of citizen journalism in scooping professional photojournalists

This is one of many photos shared via Devin Allen’s Instagram account  [byDVNLLN]

‘Guess I’m a real photographer now,’ wrote @byDVNLLN on his Twitter account today as he is besieged by the world’s media following images posted on Instagram and Twitter.

The Baltimore riots were triggered by the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who was reportedly fatally injured while in police custody on 19 April.

@byDVNLLN is reported to be 26-year-old Devin Allen, a Baltimore resident who has spoken to the BBC.

Devin’s images have been shared thousands of times on social media.

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Devin Allen’s images have been shared thousands of times on social media, including Twitter. The riots were sparked by the death of Feddie Gray [@byDVNLLN]