Color photograph of a man on a beach with a basket of fish balanced on his head

Untitled (44UN-7967-002), Somaliland (Somalia), 1958

Todd Webb

Archival pigment print

Courtesy of the Todd Webb Archive L2020.85.45

Not on View

Balancing straw-wrapped fish atop his head, this young man is seemingly unaware of Webb’s camera as he walks along the “magnificent sand beach,” as Webb described it in his journal. He is most likely transporting the fish from nearby boats to the market to be sold as part of a thriving local economy.

Image: In Copyright. Courtesy of the Todd Webb Archive

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