Baltimore-Based Photojournalist J.M. Giordano on What It's Like to Cover the Riots (and Get Beaten by the Cops) - Feature Shoot

Baltimore-based photojournalist J.M. Giordano loves his city, and when the recent protests over the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray escalated into full-blown riots, he rushed straight into the front lines. As peaceful protestors stood alongside those th

I’m from B-more. It’s home. People need to know that they can depend on my coverage. I’m not a parachute journalist here. I roll in with my expensive equipment and f*cking neck scarves like it’s f*cking Falluja. I know the people here and they know me.

City Paper photo editor J.M. Giordano beaten by police at Freddie Gray protest – citypaper.com

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In a video shot by City Paper Managing Editor Baynard Woods you can see Giordano, wearing a green jacket, and a protester, both of whom had just been knocked to the ground by police, being beaten as Woods yells, "He's a photographer! He's press!" 

'Killer Angels': Portraits of Death Metal Fans Taken at Over 60 Shows - Feature Shoot

Maybe it’s hard to believe but death metal fans are some of best people out there, or so says Baltimore photographer J.M. Giordano. He would know. For his latest project Killer Angels, the photojournalist attended over sixty death metal shows. His subject

Maybe it’s hard to believe but death metal fans are some of best people out there, or so says Baltimore photographer J.M. Giordano. He would know. For his latest project Killer Angels, the photojournalist attended over sixty death metal shows. His subjects however weren’t the bands, but the fans. “Honestly, I loved this project and the people. Metal fans are the best, most welcoming group I’ve met,” says Giordano.