citybizlist : Baltimore : "Shipwrights" 1955

Photograph by A. Aubrey Bodine © Copyright Jennifer B. Bodine Courtesy of

Shipwrights (1955) - Repairing skipjack Sigsbee at Wenona dock in Deals Island harbor.

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A. Aubrey Bodine (1906-1970)

In photographic circles around the world, A. Aubrey Bodine was regarded as one of the finest pictorialists of the twentieth century. His pictures were exhibited in hundreds of prestigious shows, in scores of museums, and he won awards against top competition.

Aubrey Bodine's photographic career began in 1923 covering stories with his camera for the Baltimore Sunday Sun. He travelled throughout Maryland and created remarkable documentary pictures of a multitude of occupations and activities. Moreover, these documentary pictures are of the very finest quality, often artistic in design and lighting effects far beyond the usual standard of newspaper work.

Bodine submitted photographs to national and international salon competitions and consistently won top honors. Bodine believed that photography could be a creative discipline, and he studied the principles of art at the Maryland Institute College of Art. The camera and the dark room equipment were tools to him like the painter's brush or the sculptor's chisel.

Not the least of Bodine's artistic ability was his craftsmanship. He was always experimenting with his tools. Some of his best pictures ....

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