Color image of a dark blue and white ship with logs floating in the water next to it; one log is suspended and is being loaded or unloaded

Untitled (44UN-7998-110), Ghana, 1958

Todd Webb

Archival pigment print

Courtesy of the Todd Webb Archive L2020.85.58

Not on View

Too large even for Webb’s lens to capture, the blue hull of this cargo boat in Takoradi Harbor—the only seaport in Ghana with the facilities for large-scale export of timber—stretches from one side of the image to the other. Here, the water is alive with logs, buoyant on the green water’s surface. One man in a white cap, balancing skillfully on one and gripping a rope that ties all of the wood together, choreographs the movement of wood from the water into the boat.

Image: In Copyright. Courtesy of the Todd Webb Archive

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