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A. Aubrey Bodine
Baltimore Pictorialist

A. Aubrey Bodine (1906-1970), Photographic Director of the Sunday Sun Magazine took pictures of his beloved state of Maryland for fifty years. A constant exhibitor in photographic salons, his pictorialist photographs, shot on newspaper assignments, won awards from all over the USA and the world. One of his awards was first prize of $5000 for his "Choptank Oyster Dredgers" in a contest sponsored by Popular Photography magazine, which drew 52,018 entries. He won second prize in the same contest the following year of 1949. Throughout his career, Bodine strived to have photography recognized as an art form. He attended the Maryland Institute College of Art. He was awarded fellowships in both the Photographic Society of America and National Press Photographers‘ Association, the first photographer to be so honored by peers.
In 1944, Bodine married Nancy Florence Tait, without whose help he could never have achieved his level of recognition. They had one daughter, Jennifer B. Bodine. 



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