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Gary Metz | American, 1941 - 2010

Metz was both a celebrated photographer and educator. His career as an educator included: a Professorship at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Director of Education at the International Center of Photography, and Head of the Photography Department at the Rhode Island School of Design.

He received NEA Fellowships in Photography in 1972 and 1980, and is represented in numerous collections including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, George Eastman House in Rochester, NY, the National Gallery of Canada, and the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY.

Books containing Metz's photographs include: The Great West: Real/Ideal, Gazelle (1977), Hair: Untangling a Social History, Tang, (2004), Quaking Aspen: A Lyric Complaint, Blurb Books (2012), A Heart So White: Javier Marias, Vintage International, Random House (2013), Confrontational Aesthetics of the Photographer’s Body in the Landscape: Centre of the Arts in Society (2017).