Untitled (44UN-T1-R3-658), Zanzibar (Tanzania), 1958
Archival pigment print
Courtesy of the Todd Webb Archive L2020.85.50
On View in Gallery 365
This moody photograph of a doorway and graffitied wall—accumulated layers of street life and art over time—captures the atmosphere of a town on the island of Zanzibar (now part of Tanzania). Webb honed his skills as a street photographer in New York and Paris, creating memorable scenes of everyday life in each dynamic city. Although this photograph shows no actual people, the figures on the wall are reminders of their impact upon the built environment.
Image: In Copyright. Courtesy of the Todd Webb Archive