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article imagePhoto Essay: Take a look at 'Ordinary People' Special

By Kay Mathews
Dec 3, 2012 in Arts
Savannah - The works by Daniel Metts in the photo exhibit at Savannah State University span his 34 year career, and seeks to show "Ordinary people living life along the way".
Daniel Metts is a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served from 1974 - 1980 as an aircraft mechanic and Army photographer. Metts, 57, trained as an Army still photographer and continued that career after being discharged.
Currently, he owns Dan Metts Photography in Savannah, Ga. and has been doing wedding and portrait photography since 1980.
Thirty-five photographs from Metts' collection are on exhibit at Savannah State University's Art Gallery in the Social Science Academic Building.
Social Science Academic Building at Savannah State University.  Savannah  Ga.
Social Science Academic Building at Savannah State University. Savannah, Ga.
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A flier at the "Ordinary People" show notes that Metts' calls the exhibit "a labor of passion to show 'Ordinary people living life along the way.'"
Below is a sample of the photographs that can be seen at the show.
Left -  Kenny Won  (2009) by Dan Metts.   School friend of mine--he has the mind of a child though h...
Left - "Kenny Won" (2009) by Dan Metts. "School friend of mine--he has the mind of a child though he's 56 years old." Right - "Mr. Nathaniel" (2012) by Dan Metts. "This 78-year-old single man hangs out at a convenience store near me. I always wanted to photograph him." SSU Art Gallery in the Social Science Academic Building. Savannah, Ga.
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 Almost Home  (2004) by Dan Metts.   Mrs. Freeman was a fine lady who helped my wife with her gradua...
"Almost Home" (2004) by Dan Metts. "Mrs. Freeman was a fine lady who helped my wife with her graduate work. She was proud to have her picture made." SSU Art Gallery in the Social Science Academic Building. Savannah, Ga.
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 Was Blind But Now I See  (2011) by Dan Metts.   He thinks God allowed it for his good.   SSU Art Ga...
"Was Blind But Now I See" (2011) by Dan Metts. "He thinks God allowed it for his good." SSU Art Gallery in the Social Science Building. Savannah, Ga.
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The "Ordinary People" photo show will continue through January 4, 2013 on the picturesque campus of Savannah State University, "the oldest public HBCU in Georgia and the oldest institution of higher learning in the historic city of Savannah."
Savannah State University.  Savannah  Ga.
Savannah State University. Savannah, Ga.
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Metts' photographs are available for purchase with prices ranging from $75 for an 8x10 print to $300 for a 16x20 print in custom metal frame. For more information about Dan Metts Photography, visit this website or call (912) 355-0910.
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