Bodine’s Industry: The Dignity of Work at the Baltimore Museum of Industry

The Baltimore Museum of Industry (BMI) presents an exhibit of photographs taken by Baltimore Sun pictorialist A. Aubrey Bodine. The exhibit, Bodine’s Industry: The Dignity of Work runs from October 15, 2013 to February 6, 2014.

Jennifer Bodine, daughter of A. Aubrey Bodine brings her father’s legacy back to the BMI with Bodine’s Industry: The Dignity of Work.  The exhibit’s collection of 70 prints will highlight a bygone period of Maryland industry. From oystermen to fire eating clowns, the exhibit will feature classic and lesser-known Bodine photographs that capture the essence of 20th century work.

Born in Baltimore in 1906, A. Aubrey Bodine spent 47 years working as a photographer for the Baltimore Sun. As part of his job, Bodine traveled throughout the region documenting the events, people, and places that captured his eye. Not content as a newspaper photographer only, Bodine submitted many of his photos in international salons and exhibitions; he won numerous awards for his work, and published his photos in books and other mediums.

In addition to the exhibit, join the BMI on November 7, 2013 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm for Jennifer Bodine’s lecture and book signing of her latest release also entitled Bodine’s Industry:  The Dignity of Work. This book contains a wide range of award winning and historically significant images, many not seen since they were published in the Sun. The pictures demonstrate Bodine’s extraordinary depth and breadth as a photographic artist. The lecture will highlight the work Bodine captured and the industries that no longer exist.

For more information on the exhibit or to purchase tickets to the lecture contact Kelly Edelman at call 410-727-4808 ext. 132.  BMI are members $12, non-members $15. For media inquiries, photos or to interview Jennifer Bodine contact Jessica Williams at 410-727-4808 ext. 119 or jwilliams@thebmi.org.

Jennifer Bodine
A. Aubrey Bodine’s only child and is the custodian of his work and legacy.  Most of her time is spent cataloguing Bodine’s massive collection of images.  Jennifer and husband Richard Orban are a team in AAubreyBodine.com, an e-commerce business selling A. Aubrey Bodine note cards, reprints and licenses.

Baltimore Museum of Industry
Founded in 1977 as a project of the Mayor’s Office, the Baltimore Museum of Industry is a private, nonprofit organization established to celebrate the past, present and future innovations of Maryland industry and its people through dynamic educational experiences. The Museum is a leader in innovative education about Maryland industry and a major attraction for Baltimore, MD, and the Mid-Atlantic region. Hours are Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Monday museum is closed.  The Museum is located at 1415 Key Highway, Inner Harbor South, Baltimore.  Parking is FREE.

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