Mike Hazard has been photographing the Hmong American Farmers Association farm.
There is a video, a book, and a growing collection of photographs.
Having been exhibited at the Minnesota Museum of American Art, the Minnesota State Capitol, Hastings Arts Center, Morrison Gallery at the University of Minnesota, Morris, and Red Wing Arts, the next venue is The Gordon Parks Gallery at Metro State University April 22 – June 27, 2019. There will be a reception from 6-8pm on Thursday, April 18, 2019.
Watch the video.
Here is one spread from the book, WE COME FROM THE FLOWER.
Click to see a large chronological collection of pictures.
This is the text for MEDIA DADA'S MANIFESTO, a video poem by Mike Hazard. It's a true story.
My mother went to Target the other day and when she came home she told my four-year-old daughter where she'd been. "Well, you can't go there any more," said Sonia. My mother asked why not? "Because they bombed all the targets."
I am more and more convinced that war begets war. When we build armaments and fight other nations, we build hostilities. We negate what we pretend to teach our children: Thou shalt not kill.
Think of it. This war must be sanitized. If you and I knew the truth, we might want to stop. I do want it to stop. Stop bombing the targets, whatever they may be.
Mike Hazard is profiling Peace House people with poetical picture stories. To learn more about the project, click.
Monday, March 18, 2019
GEORGE C. STONEY, the late documentary filmmaker, lifelong media activist and professor of film at New York University, is subject of a biographical documentary directed by Mike Hazard. The film is dubbed HAPPY COLLABORATOR.
Here’s a link to stream or download the documentary. The film is free to play and share everywhere.
Watch a short video by Jeff Strate about the making of the documentary.
The Stoney Project was directed by Mike Hazard, who has been awarded grants from Bush Foundation, Jerome Foundation, and Minnesota State Arts Board to support this film. Donations are tax-deductible. Hazard also serves as the late George Stoney's archivist.