Pick Of The Week

July 28, 2005|By Carl Schoettler

What: Exhibition of classic photographs by A. Aubrey Bodine.

Where: Ocean Gallery World Center for the Arts, Boardwalk and Second Street, Ocean City

When: 10 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week, until Sept. 1.

Why: A Maryland treasure, A. Aubrey Bodine (1906 -1970) was one of the 20th century's finest pictorial photographers. A photographer for The Sun for half a century, Bodine combined photojournalism with the eye and the darkroom techniques of an artist. His pictures illuminate a world largely lost: working skipjacks on the bay, Southern Maryland tobacco farmers, Baltimore dock workers, gaslit streets, a tattoo parlor on The Block, steam engines on the Western Maryland Railroad, the spires of Frederick, a Fells Point barber shop, the building of the first Bay bridge and Park Avenue in the snow, the street he lived on in Baltimore. The exhibition coincides with the publication of a new book of Bodine's photographs, Bodine's Chesapeake Bay Country, by Tidewater Publishers, Centreville.

Information: 410-289-5300.

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