Color image of the facade of a mosque with flowers out front; a mountain can be seen in the background along the left side

Untitled (44UN-7942-003), Tanganyika (Tanzania), 1958

Todd Webb

Archival pigment print

Courtesy of the Todd Webb Archive L2020.85.63

Not on View

In his photographs made for the United Nations, Webb binds a romantic reverence for landscape—as championed by his teacher, the American West photographer Ansel Adams—to the majesty of the built environment. Here, Mount Kilimanjaro, lustrous on the horizon, stands in contrast to the towering Indo-Islamic mosque complex in the foreground, one of the few precolonial architectural sites that Webb photographed while in Tanganyika (Tanzania).

Image: In Copyright. Courtesy of the Todd Webb Archive

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