Color photograph of brown striped tents pitched on a sandy plateau; brown dog along right side of image; tall rock formations in background along L side

Untitled (44UN-7959-579), Sudan, 1958

Todd Webb

Archival pigment print

Courtesy of the Todd Webb Archive L2020.85.25

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A group of tents pitched in the Sudanese desert near Kassala extends across the sandy expanse, their double peaks mirroring the rocky mountains on the horizon. In his journal, Webb described how these “camel raising [cultures] . . . follow the grass and water with their herds . . . .” These nomadic dwellings demonstrate the ways in which indigenous buildings in Sudan could quickly, if only briefly, transform the natural environment.

Image: In Copyright. Courtesy of the Todd Webb Archive

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