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A. Aubrey Bodine collection

Identifier: AG 139

Scope and Contents

The A. Aubrey Bodine collection contains over a three thousand photographs arranged in boxes in alphabetical order by subject, contained in one series.


  • undated


Language of Materials

Material in English

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

Copyright to Bodine’s photographs is administered by his daughter, Jennifer B. Bodine.

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission from the copyright owner (which could be the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates or literary executors) prior to any copyright-protected uses of the collection.

The user agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Arizona Board of Regents, the University of Arizona, Center of Creative Photography, including its officers, employees, and agents, from and against all claims made relating to copyright or other intellectual property infringement

Biographical Note

An American photographer and newspaperman, A. Aubrey Bodine was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1906. He lacked a formal education as he stopped schooling at the eighth grade; however, he studied General Design from 1932-1933 at what is now the Maryland Institute College of Art. Starting in 1920 Bodine worked for the Baltimore Sun, first as a messenger and later assisting photographers in the commercial art department, where he experienced photography and the darkroom for the first time. He began his formal photography career at the Sunday Sun in 1924 as a commercial photographer. In addition to his photojournalism, Bodine regularly exhibited his work nationally and internationally in salon competitions and museums. He was a pictorialist and manipulated his photographs in the dark room with dyes, intensifiers, pencils, and other tools. Bodine died in 1970 at the age of 64.


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Metadata Rights Declarations

  • License: This record is made available under an Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Creative Commons license.


Study prints of photographs made by A. Aubrey Bodine (1906-1970), pictorialist salon photographer and staff photographer of the Baltimore Sun newspaper.


The Collection is arranged into the following series:

  1. Series 1: Photographic materials, n.d., 11 boxes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bequest of the photographer and gifts of the photographer’s daughter Jennifer B. Bodine.


  • One Page Biography of A. Aubrey Bodine (1906-1970)., Jennifer B. Bodine, Accessed 16 September 2020.

Processing Information

Finding aid updated by Meghan Jordan in June 2016 and by Tai Huesgen in September 2020.

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Repository Details

Part of the Center for Creative Photography Archives Repository

1030 N. Olive RD
Tucson Arizona 85721 United States