Color photograph of figures standing on a beach pulling a rope

Untitled (44UN-8003-155), Ghana, 1958

Todd Webb

Archival pigment print

Courtesy of the Todd Webb Archive L2020.85.32

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Leaning back for greater leverage and traction, this group of fishermen works together to pull in their nets. This fishing practice is still used today along the coast of Ghana, where fishermen cast a wide net in hopes of a large catch. By photographing both small-scale economies and big industry for his United Nations project, Webb demonstrates the economic diversity in newly independent Ghana.

Image: In Copyright. Courtesy of the Todd Webb Archive

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