Untitled (44UN-58-074), Sudan, 1958
Gelatin silver print
Courtesy of the Todd Webb Archive L2020.85.2
Not on View
On the back of this vintage photograph, Webb’s handwritten caption reads “Council Meeting Cotton Growers of the Gezira Wadi Medani, Sudan.” A disastrous spring crop in 1958 had put the region’s cotton industry in crisis; it is possible that this group convened to discuss the ramifications. A careful documentarian, Webb kept a journal during his five-month journey to provide context for his images.
Image: In Copyright. Courtesy of the Todd Webb Archive