Current Location:
Alumni House -> 1st Floor (AH)
Location Notes:
AH; 1st fl., Rm. 106

Courtyard in Spello, Italy

Artwork
Identifier:
2000.350.1
Artist:
Dan Watts
Credit:
Gift of the Artist
Medium:
Color Photograph
Date:
1979
Description:
Small, yellow clay houses in Italy; green shrubbery.
Historical Context:
Dan Watts is known for combining photography and his love for anthropology. He has traveled to 34 countries for various photography projects. Most recently, he spent a year of travel to create photo essays of each of the five sister cities of Grand Rapids. These include the Cherry blossoms and the Fire Festival in Imihachiman, Japan; the architecture of Perugia, Italy; Beilsko-Biala, Poland; people of the Ga District of Ghana in West Africa; and Zapopan, Mexico. At a grand total of 16,855 photographs, this collection marks the single largest collection of Sister-City photography in the world. His work is on permanent display at the JW Marriott in downtown Grand Rapids.

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Term:
color photography