Black and white image of a group of boys cheering and holding their hands in the air

Untitled (44UN-T3-R1-001), Togoland (Togo), 1958

Todd Webb

Archival pigment print

Courtesy of the Todd Webb Archive L2020.85.33

Not on View

Scrambling playfully to be part of the image, this group of boys may express the elation of the 1958 election in Togo, or they may simply be excited to be photographed as they walked to or from school. Holding books, school bags, and large plastic containers, the boys respond directly to Webb and his camera with joyful and curious expressions, illuminating the complexities of the relationship between photographer and individual sitters.

Image: In Copyright. Courtesy of the Todd Webb Archive

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