After several fruitful years making photographs of New York City, Todd Webb needed a change. On February 17th, 1949, he boarded the ‘SS America’ and steamed off for Paris on a wing and a prayer. He knew he had at least three months of work from Roy Stryker on the Standard Oil project but that was all. Ten days later he was on the streets of Paris making his first negatives with his 8×10 camera. He quickly found himself having the time of his life — socializing with other artists such as Gordon Parks, Man Ray, Robert Doisneau, Brassai, Mary...
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