Photographing Baltimore's Working Class

Baltimore's A. Aubrey Bodine cast a romantic light on the city's dockworkers in painterly photographs

"He'd go down there [to the docks] in the middle of the night sometimes," Bodine's daughter says. (A. Aubrey Bodine)
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Jennifer—who named her only child, a girl, Bodine—now spends her time cataloging her father’s endless prints: the record of where he was all those years.

Abigail Tucker is the magazine’s staff writer.

About Abigail Tucker

A frequent contributor to Smithsonian, Abigail Tucker is the author of The Lion in the Living Room: How House Cats Tamed Us and Took Over the World, which is available in bookstores and online starting October 18. More information is available at her website:

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