Concerned about possible development in Powder River Country, Hazners set out to document the Basin, beginning in 2014. Since then he has driven close to 5,000 miles exploring this unique landscape. The photographs chosen for display at The Brinton Museum are selected from over 10,000 digital images; all are presented in full-frame, un-cropped format.
Dainis Hazners received an MFA in Photography from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In 1987 he moved to Wyoming and found work at The Book Shop in Sheridan. As a writer he has won numerous literary grants and awards, including a Fellowship in Poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts, and three Fellowships from the Wyoming Arts Council. His book (some of) The Adventures of Carlyle, My Imaginary Friend won the Iowa Poetry Prize and was published by the University of Iowa Press. Hazners lives near Story with Kate Mullaney, chickens, garden & goats.