Big Smile, GA District, Ghana
Photograph of a group of smiling young African children in what looks like a school room.
This photograph comes from Dan Watt's JW Marriott Sister City Photography Project. Dan has traveled to over 34 countries on corporate, magazine, and personal projects, spending a total of more than three years on the road in the Orient, Europe, Africa, and Latin America. All of these experiences led to his contribution to the new JW Marriott hotel in downtown Grand Rapids, where his photography now decorates the walls of all 330 guest rooms in addition to a large one-man gallery. The work shown in the luxury-class hotel are his extensive photo essays of each of the five Grand Rapids' Sister-Cities on four different continents. At a grand total of 16,855 photographs, this collection marks the single largest collection of Sister-City photography in the world.