Santa Fe, NM
In 1946 Georgia O’Keeffe was the first woman to be honored with a retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). O’Keeffe met Todd Webb, a photographer and protégé of the artist’s husband Alfred Stieglitz, when he documented the exhibition.
1946 it was also a time of loss, as Stieglitz died in July of that year. Webb and O’Keeffe went on to have a long friendship and he visited her in New Mexico multiple times. Their friendship is documented in a series of photographs on exhibit alongside works by O’Keeffe.
Late in his life, Webb paired portions of his lifelong-journal entries in a book titled Looking Back: Memoirs and Photographs. About 150 of his black-and-white photographs reflect on a rich, adventurous life guided by a passion for photography. The images of cityscapes, buildings, doorways, bridges, street scenes, ordinary and renowned persons, accompanied by the candid, folksy memoirs reveal a deeply sensitive artist. Reminiscences of warm friendships with Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Nancy Newhall, with accounts of extensive travels worldwide and across America.