external Interview: Alex Webb Looks Back on the Black-and-White Project He Regrets Never Completing —NY Times

Alex Webb was a 23-year-old photographer in 1976 when he put his belongings in a New York darkroom and headed south in his beat-up Volvo, which doubled as his bedroom. His experiences led his meanderings, and he occasionally picked up assignments that financed his work.

Like many of his projects, “Mound Bayou” began by chance, an initial exploratory trip that later turned into something larger. He had read a short article about the history of Mound Bayou, a Mississippi community that was one of the first incorporated black townships in the United States…

Although Mr. Webb is best known for his color work, Mound Bayou is the one early black-and-white project he regrets never completing.

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