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Jim Burger's love letter to Baltimore

Jim Burger will be signing copies of his book "What's Not to Like? Words and Pictures of a Charmed Life" on Saturday, March 18 from 1pm to 8pm at Books and Brews, happening at Union Craft Brewing. Photo: East Baltimore Bowling Alley, credit: Jim Burger

Jim Burger is an avid collector of artifacts, a creator of images and a teller of tales. Those all come together in his book: “What’s Not to Like: Words and Pictures of a Charmed Life.”  His experience includes a decade shooting for the Sun Papers in the late 80s, so he also sees the importance of his role as documentarian:

“I was walking around the building one day and I was just taking pictures just to show what it looked like and how a newspaper was made. And now it’s a historical document. Nothing, literally nothing in those photos exists!”

Links: Jim Burger Photography, "What's Not to Like?", Books and Brews 3/18 from 1pm to 8pm at Union Craft Brewing

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?'
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