Color photograph of a body of water with boats and a figure in the foreground and industrial work happening on the background

Untitled (44UN-7961-222), Sudan, 1958

Todd Webb

Archival pigment print

Courtesy of the Todd Webb Archive L2020.85.35

Not on View

Poling a boat through the still waters of a Red Sea harbor, the fisherman projects a calm balance at odds with the visual chaos of the commercial rigs and ship in the background. Webb’s photograph highlights a contrast between small-scale economies that served the needs of local communities and those global economies that enveloped them.

Image: In Copyright. Courtesy of the Todd Webb Archive

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