Joseph M. Giordano is an award-winning photojournalist based in Baltimore and co-host of the podcasts 10 Frames Per Second and Photo Flip. His work has been featured in ProPublica, The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Washington Post, The Baltimore City Paper, i-D Magazine, and Rolling-Stone, to name a few. But for the last 25 years, when he was off-duty, he walked his beloved city at night, capturing not just one particular scene, but many. From its bars, night clubs, inaugurals, casinos, strip clubs, drag nights, hip hop battles, and the too often encountered crime scenes, this incredible work paints an intimate portrait of Baltimore culture.
“Walking through Baltimore at night meant hearing music leaking through from deep inside an old warehouse, filled with partiers who got a text message with an address at 2 a.m. This book is a document of a time which I think is gone forever, but I don’t feel hopeless. New scenes will spring up, new, hopefully non-white photographers will record their world, their scenes at night. Until then, until we will creep cautiously into the darkness to party again, this book aims to be a lament for the way we used to live in this city. At night.” —JG
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