White Stone Bridge, China
Landscape with green trees, lake and white bridge in background.
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.