Todd Webb in Africa: Outside the Frame

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Todd Webb in Africa: Outside the Frame by Todd Webb. First edition (2021). First impression. Large format hardback in new condition. No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures. Any questions please get in touch.

About Todd Webb in Africa: Outside the Frame by Todd Web

Firstly, 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. Consequently, his new book showcases a different side of Webb's work. So, they taken from an assignment that brought him to eight African countries. In 1958, Webb was invited by the United Nations to document Togoland, Ghana, Kenya, and other African countries over a five-month assignment. Equipped with three cameras and briefed to document industrial progress. As a result, he returned with approximately fifteen hundred color negatives. But less than twenty of them were published, in black and white, by the United Nations Department of Public Information. The archive was then lost for over fifty years and was only rediscovered by the Todd Webb Archive in 2017. Mext, Todd Webb in Africa includes over 150 striking color photographs from Webb's African United Nations assignment. Therefore, this book, and an accompanying touring exhibition, provides expert insight into Webb's images with contributions by both African and American scholars. Included essays engage the photographs in their historical and artistic moment, and provide crucial insight into the role of photography in visualizing national independence and ingrained imperialism. As Webb’s first large-scale colour photographs. Therefore, these images present complex constructions of race and cultural identity during the transitional moment between colonialism and independence. The nearly 2000 images from the trip have never been exhibited or published in their original format.

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