Ruins of the Anthracite Breaker at the Old Mining Town of Madrid, 1963
Todd Webb (American, 1905 - 2000)
gelatin silver print, 10 5/8 x 13 5/8 in. (27 x 34.6 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Todd Webb, 1973
Todd Webb, born in Detroit, Michigan, graduated from the University of Toronto in 1925, and then worked as a stockbroker until the Stock Market crash of 1929. Over the next few years he had a variety of jobs, and in 1933 he returned to Detroit, where he met photographer Harry Callahan and joined the Chrysler Camera Club. That was the beginning of his photographic studies, developing over the years into an international career. In 1961 Webb and his wife went to visit Georgia O'Keefe in New Mexico and shortly after moved to Santa Fe where he lived for ten years.