Black and white image of a man standing below a sign with the distances to different places on it

Untitled (44UN-T2-R1-685), Tanganyika (Tanzania), 1958

Todd Webb

Archival pigment print

Courtesy of the Todd Webb Archive L2020.85.51

Not on View

During his time on the continent, Webb worked simultaneously in color and black and white, often carrying multiple cameras with him while he photographed. Here, he wears a 6 x 7 medium-format camera around his neck—a highly portable camera Webb used throughout his U.N. assignment that produced images of extraordinary clarity—while posing in front of the airport in Dar es Salaam, Tanganiyka (Tanzania).

Image: In Copyright. Courtesy of the Todd Webb Archive

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