365 FRIENDS is inspired by Ko Un who writes a poem about every single person he has met in his life, and William Stafford who tried to write a poem every day, and Jim Denomie who painted a painting every day during 2005.
Stirred by these models, Mike Hazard has been posting pictures with stories to Facebook every day for eight years.
To begin every morning thinking good thoughts about a person is a luminous way to start the day.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
SEEDS OF CHANGE Mike Hazard has been photographing the Hmong American Farmers Association farm.
The project is titled Seeds of Change. There is a video, a book, and a growing collection of photographs.
Having been exhibited at the Minnesota Museum of American Art and the Minnesota State Capitol, Seeds of Change will travel to the Hastings Arts Center. The show opens Friday, October 6, 2017.
Watch the video.
Here is one spread from the book, WE COME FROM THE FLOWER.
Click to see a large chronological collection of pictures.
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.
COLD MOUNTAIN is one of 181 videos uploaded by Media Mike with a host of great collaborators including Beth Peloff, John Akre, Greg Pratt, Laura Youngbird, Mary Megee, Kathleen Laughlin, George Stoney, David Bagnall, Ossian Or, and more. Zoom to YouTube.
You will see videos featuring Robert Bly, George Stoney, Thomas McGrath, Phebe Hanson, Paulo Freire, Roy McBride, Esther Horne, star quilts, Peace House, Carol Bly, Mickey Chance, Everett Parker, Monica Rudquist, Tiger Jack, Jim Northrup, a peyote song, Frederick Manfred, pre-emptive violence, Bill Holm, David Bengtson, Marcel Duchamp, Anya Achtenberg, Margaret Hasse, Pelican Rapids, Circle of Nations School, Jerome Liebling, the Ghost Dance, and more.