Untitled (44UN-8021-415), Tanganyika (Tanzanika), 1958
Archival pigment print
Courtesy of the Todd Webb Archive L2020.85.54
Not on View
This smartly uniformed Tanganyikan (Tanzanian) police officer demonstrates the use of a portable communication device—a kind of field telephone—for the photographer. Webb’s images of a modernizing African continent often include men in uniform, both governmental and commercial, to underscore the presence of bureaucratic entities and systems supported by the United Nations.
Image: In Copyright. Courtesy of the Todd Webb Archive