Color image of a portrait of a man in an army uniform wearing a fez-style hat and holding a telephone to his ear

Untitled (44UN-8021-415), Tanganyika (Tanzanika), 1958

Todd Webb

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

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