Bodine's Chesapeake Bay Country
Bodine's Chesapeake Bay Country is by and about A. Aubrey Bodine, one of the greatest photographers of his time, a Baltimore pictorialist, and a Maryland treasure. Bodine's photographs chronicled nearly every aspect of Maryland life on the pages of the Baltimore Sun papers from 1924 to 1970, and won nearly a thousand awards in national and international competitions. This volume, containing 286 digitally restored pictures, is divided into five distinct areas of Maryland: Baltimore and surrounds, Chesapeake Bay, Eastern Shore, Southern Maryland and Annapolis, and Western Maryland. Published between 1952 and 1970, Bodine's first four books, My Maryland, Chesapeake Bay and Tidewater, Face of Maryland, and Face of Virginia, were immensely popular and were produced in multiple printings. This volume follows a similar format to those books. Editor Jennifer Bodine, the photographer's daughter, has used essays and photo captions from Bodine's earlier books, where appropriate, to convey Bodine's language and unique observations. This is his book in his words. With so many images to choose from, deciding which pictures to include was a daunting task. First, photographs were selected from the books he published, as these were among his personal favorites and his major award winners. Pictures were also chosen from the Bodine family archive. These photos had particular meaning to Bodine, as he had made them part of his personal collection. The Baltimore Sun graciously gave Jennifer Bodine access to its extensive archive, allowing her to include unique, interesting, and historical photographs from the Sun collection. Finally, the book is rounded out with bestsellers from the AAubreyBodine.com web site to show the images that the modern public has found most interesting. 2005. 160 pp. Photographs. 9 × 12. Casebound.