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MAY 2020 2020 Eric Hoffer Book Awards announces Along the Migrant Trail an Honorable Mention in the Culture Category. Additional distinctions include Grand Prize, da Vinci Eye and Montaigne Medal Finalist. »more info at erichoffer.com

APR 2020 Michael launches 50th anniversary exhibition on Instagram to coincide with his 50th anniversary gallery show Pictures at an Exhibition at Galeria Senita in Arte de la Vida – Tucson, Arizona.

Along the Migrant Trail: A Borderlands Portrait, published by fronteranueva books

OCT 2019 fronteranueva books in Los Angeles announces the publication of Michael Hyatt's documentary book: Along the Migrant Trail – A Borderlands Portrait. The book features 114 B/W and color photographs with a forward by scholar Rebecca Fowler Ph.D.
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"Michael Hyatt is a documentary photographer whose work exhibits more than words can express. In addition, Michael has been a leading volunteer for 17 years with Samaritans — the humanitarian aid organization dedicated to saving the lives of migrants in the Sonoran Desert. As he has hiked the hundreds of miles of migrant trails carrying life-saving water, food, and medical care, he has photographed courage, spirituality, suffering, and death in this beautiful and tragic land." —Reverend John Fife, Co-founder of Sanctuary, Tucson Samaritans, and No More Deaths
Along the Migrant Trail: A Borderlands Portrait, published by fronteranueva books
"The human will is what’s most evident in Michael Hyatt’s photographs. Depicting the principal actors in the real life and death struggle of our time, you feel the pain, the love, the hope and faith that can only come from a deep and long–time involvement as a humanitarian. His powerful images documenting the militarism and humanism in the Sonora and Arizona borderlands are an important contribution to our history." —Isabel Garcia, Co-founder of Derechos Humanos and winner of the 2018 UNAM Alfonso Garcia-Robles Human Rights Award

Since 1968, Michael Hyatt's work has ranged from street photography in Boston, Los Angeles, Mexico, Canada, Ireland, Australia and Cuba to documenting the performances and backstage activities of prominent punk rock and roots rock bands in Los Angeles from 1980 to 1986. After moving to Arizona in late 1986, his camerawork focused on a variety of subjects including humanitarian efforts in the U.S./Mexico borderlands that produced the award winning book Migrant Artifacts. »Michael's full bio

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