Todd Webb in Africa : outside the frame
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Todd Webb in Africa : outside the frame

By Webb, Todd, photographer.
Bessire, Aimée, author.
Nolan, Erin Hyde, author.

Genre Exhibition catalogs.

Published 2021 by Thames and Hudson, London ; New York, New York

ISBN 9780500545393

Bib Id 2427416

Copyright 2021

Description 255 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 31 cm

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03568cam a2200613 i 4500
ISBN
9780500545393 (hardcover) $50.00
0500545391
Call #
770.92 Webb
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Photographs. Selections
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Todd Webb in Africa : outside the frame
Publication Information
2021 by Thames and Hudson, London ; New York, New York :
Copyright Date
©2021
Description
255 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 31 cm
Note
Accompanies a touring exhibition of Webb's photographs, scheduled to first open at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, January 2-June 13, 2021.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (page 249) and index.
Summary
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.
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Exhibition catalogs.
Exhibition, pictorial works

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