Annapolis: Photography of A. Aubrey Bodine

Jennifer B. Bodine

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Aubrey Bodine, pictorialist, modernist, and documentarian, was a Baltimore Sunday Sun feature photographer from 1924 to 1970. This book contains his vintage Annapolis, US Naval Academy, and Chesapeake Bay photographs, chronicling the mid-20th century in and around Maryland’s state capitol. These images demonstrate Bodine’s pictorialist and modernist photographic eye for mansions, government buildings, city streets, and sailboat racing, encapsulating the essence of Annapolis from 1928 to 1970. Bodine published four books, wrote articles, judged Salons, won awards from all over the world, lectured across northeast America, and held down a full-time job at a major metropolitan newspaper. This is the fifth Bodine picture book assembled by his daughter, Jennifer. Their previous collaborations are Bodine’s Chesapeake Bay Country, Bodine’s City, Bodine’s Industry, and Trains: Photography of A. Aubrey Bodine

Size: 9 1/8" x 8 1/8" x 7/8" | 169 b/w images | 160 pp
ISBN13: 9780764360640

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A. Aubrey Bodine devoted his life to elevating photography to an art form. Famous for his dark room magic, Bodine was a master toner. Changes to any photograph occurred in the darkroom at the printing stage by hand. He was an Honorary Fellow of the Photographic Society of America and an Honorary Fellow of National Press Photographers Association. Bodine’s subject matter demonstrated his versatility as an artist. Called a pictorialist, he photographed people, buildings, harsh weather conditions, textures, patterns, city, rural and maritime scenes and trains. His award-winning pictures came from Baltimore Sunday Sun assignments.Bodine published books, illustrated books and articles, wrote articles, judged Salons, won awards worldwide, lectured across east coast and worked a full-time job at a major newspaper as feature photographer.