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"We Used To Live At Night"

J.M. Giordano

One of the social casualties of the pandemic is the loss of a vibrant nightlife. You can’t socially distance on a packed dance floor or in a crowded bar. Photographer J.M. Giordano poured his love and lament for Baltimore’s nightlife into his new book, We Used to Live at Night. It’s a dark, shadowy yet joyous look back on what used to be.

Links: Pre-purchase"We Used to Live at Night," J.M. Giordano's Instagram page, Film in Baltimore virtual talk event Sat. March 13th at 9pm.

Melissa Gerr is a Senior Producer for On the Record. She started in public media at Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul, Minn., where she is from, and then worked as a field producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland. She made the jump to audio-lover in Baltimore as a digital media editor at Mid-Atlantic Media and Laureate Education, Inc. and as a field producer for "Out of the Blocks." Her beat is typically the off-beat with an emphasis on science, culture and things that make you say, 'Wait, what?'