Color photograph of a Jeep and a camel standing in front of a building and sparse trees

Untitled (44UN-7928-267), Somaliland (Somalia), 1958

Todd Webb

Archival pigment print

Courtesy of the Todd Webb Archive L2020.85.37

Not on View

Webb often highlighted the contrast between indigenous and colonial modes of transportation as he fulfilled his commission for the United Nations. In this photograph of a Jeep parked before a seemingly isolated structure in Somaliland (Somalia), he took care to include the camel in the background, perhaps to illustrate the coexistence of traditional and more “modern” forms of infrastructure.

Image: In Copyright. Courtesy of the Todd Webb Archive

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