Communication Arts 2017 // Pictures of the Year International 2017 // Featured in the NYTimes
The Republic Of Baseball is an ongoing multi-media project created in collaboration with Plains of Yonder. A raw, surreal, anthropological journey to the island of Hispaniola where cultures have mixed in bloody power shifts for centuries. The joy and innocence of boyhood collide with the impatient expectations of the economic salvation of baseball. The young boy's game quickly becomes a desperate opportunity to raise his family out of poverty.
The project continues to expand in vision to include intersections of documentary film, experimental music, audio interactive, Virtual Reality and physical mediums.
PRODUCER/DP: Michael Hanson + David Hanson
EDITOR: Mark Bashore / Plains of Yonder
COLOR: Dan McComb
MUSIC: TheMind, Roberto Muschi, The Monte Verde Choir/John Elliot Gardiner
See the full series of images : www.michaelhansonphotography.com