03568cam a2200613 i 4500
9780500545393 (hardcover) $50.00
Todd Webb in Africa : outside the frame
2021 by Thames and Hudson, London ; New York, New York :
255 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 31 cm
Accompanies a touring exhibition of Webb's photographs, scheduled to first open at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, January 2-June 13, 2021.
Includes bibliographical references (page 249) and index.
Todd Webb is largely known for his skillful photographic documentation of everyday life and architecture in cities, most notably New York and Paris, as well as his photographs of the American West. This new book showcases a different side of Webb's work, taken from an assignment that took him to eight African countries in 1958, commissioned by the United Nations to photograph industrial progress in Africa. As Webb's first large-scale colour photographs, these images present complex constructions of race and cultural identity during the transitional moment between colonialism and independence on the African continent. The nearly 2000 images from the trip have never been exhibited or published in their original format.Rediscovered by the Todd Webb Archive in 2017, over 200 of these striking photographs are published here alongside contributions by both African and American scholars that engage the images in their historic and photographic moment.
Exhibition, pictorial works