Color photograph of a man helping two woman onto a white and green airplane

Untitled (44UN-7968-001), Somaliland (Somalia), 1958

Todd Webb

Archival pigment print

Courtesy of the Todd Webb Archive L2020.85.47

Not on View

Mounting the small stepladder into the belly of a Cessna plane with the insignia of the American Sinclair Oil Corporation, two white women climb aboard as Webb follows with his camera. “The Sinclair Oil Company was in the process of drilling a well about two hundred miles from Mogadiscio [Mogadishu] and the manager kindly offered to run me down to the site in the company plane,” Webb wrote in his journal.

Image: In Copyright. Courtesy of the Todd Webb Archive

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