Black and white photograph of a woman with a baby on her back

Untitled (44UN-58-073), Togoland (Togo), 1958

Todd Webb

Gelatin silver print

Courtesy of the Todd Webb Archive L2020.85.4

Not on View

This portrait of a smiling woman carrying a child on her back with a traditional wrap has the appearance of spontaneity, as if she had just noticed the photographer to her right. As an experienced photographer of everyday life in the United States, Webb produced similarly candid photographs of people throughout his United Nations project; later, he stated that this was his favorite portrait from the series.

Image: In Copyright. Courtesy of the Todd Webb Archive

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