Color photograph of round buildings in blue, red and light green, with pointed, thatched roofs; clear blue sky

Untitled (44UN-7943-001), Tanganyika (Tanzania), 1958

Todd Webb

Archival pigment print

Courtesy of the Todd Webb Archive L2020.85.26

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Webb’s photograph of a group of thatched-roof homes—a common architectural form in Tanganyika (Tanzania) in 1958—arranges their colorful walls along a low horizon, emphasizing the expanse of blue sky above. Although his assignment was to create a portrait of an increasingly technologically advanced and modernizing continent, Webb also documented indigenous architecture, like these round houses, throughout his journey.

Image: In Copyright. Courtesy of the Todd Webb Archive

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