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Updated September 15, 2020


Through photography

Through photography I love: daughters, friends, the earth. Through photography I am outraged: at injustice, pomposity, violence, deceit, ignorance, greed. Through photography: I am perverse, critical, analytic, emotive, radiant, clumsy, elegant, adventurous, irreverent, romantic. Through photography: I am a person of the world, of the cosmos. And I am a recluse, an isolate, a monk.

For all this I am very grateful.

I praise my photographic lineage—ancestors who have taught me, contemporaries who cooperate with me, and successors who might benefit from what I've attempted to do. I thank the great mystery, god, the higher power, the ground of being, the still small voice inside, my dearly beloved and indispensable muses, and the pulse of the universe for allowing me—perhaps—to be aligned with this force, rather than opposed to it.

Photography is my main form of prayer—I pray outward to the beings, things, forces I photograph. I pray inward to my own center by sensing the light within. I pray to others by showing them my photos. I link with the light, both inward & outward. Photography fuses my many tendencies, it allows expression of my various urgencies.

May these images better balance the plethora of main media images we constantly experience: catastrophe, despair, ruination, death. May they help broaden the palette of art to include hope, faith, fun, exhilaration, antics, joy, friendship, worship, love. In the midst of a troubled time, may they affirm the life force.

—Skip Schiel, June 18, 2009

Manifesto: of light and image

 

LATEST OR REVISTED MOVIES/SLIDESHOWS

 

Swimming to the Federal Reserve Bank Building of Boston
July 15, 2020

Racial justice rally and march, Cambridge Common, Cambridge Massachusetts
June 23, 2020

The Great Shoe-in (Extinction Rebellion)
May 22, 2020


Israel-Palestine Working Group of New England Yearly Meeting

JVP logo

Emergency Water & Sanitation
in the Occupied Palestinian Territories


EcoPeace Middle East

By Louise Dunlap

living christian nonviolence

Hosted by Lesley Art + Design in Boston
 
 
 

Searching for the Seeds of the New Detroit Miracle (2017)—Archived photographs from summer 2017

Folding Bike Photography in Detroit—Archived photographs from fall 2016

Detroit's Seeds of the New Miracle (or Bust)—fall 2014 archive

Detroit Up and Down—spring 2014 Archive

Detroit Up and Down—2013 Archive

Detroit Up and Down—2011 Archive

Detroit photos—2010 Archive

22-Zakiyya Mohammad Hamad with her family
Added August 31, 2020

21-Mohammad Saleh Hussein Hammad Abu-Habsa, mourning his son, Anan, who is considered a martyr, a shaheed
Added August 12, 2020

Returning home—Tel Aviv to Montreal, eventually Boston
Added July15, 2020

20-Shaker Issa Odeh (Abu Maher) from Al Mahla (now part of Jerusalem)
Added June 22, 2020

In and Around Bethlehem
Added June 1, 2020

19-Khadija Mohammad Al-Azza (Um Ghazi) with her two daughters and two sons, living together in the Amari refugee camp in Ramallah
Added May 1, 2020

18-Neama Zaid (Um Salah) from the village of Beit Nabala near Lyyd/Lod
Added April 9, 2020

17-A Christian Palestinian Israeli living in the German Colony of Haifa
Added March 13, 2020

Archive of Nakba photo sets—2019
Updated May 26, 2020

Archive of Nakba photo sets—2018
Revised September 5, 2019


Eyewitness Gaza (movie)
By Tom Jackson, 2011

Eyewitness Gaza (book)
By Skip Schiel, 2012

The Levant in the USA: photos from home
(2007-2020, updated June 2020)


Archive of photo sets—2015
Revised February 25, 2016

Archive of photo sets—2013
Revised August 28, 2014

Archive of photo sets—2012
Revised April 19, 2013

Archive of photo sets—2010
Revised August 17, 2012


Main photo archive
2003-2010

Movies
November 2010

Traveling slide shows & exhibitions

Videos about Palestine-Israel
Added February 28, 2009

Suggested actions
for political transformation in Palestine-Israel

More information
about Israel & Palestine social change organizations & media

Testimonials

Walking meditation along the Charles River in Cambridge—for the survival of creation thru climate justice.
Added September 15, 2020

Extinction Rebellion calls WHDH-7 TV to unmute the voices of its journalists and meteorologists to report the truth about the climate emergency
Added September 9, 2020

A Chronicle of My Life During the Coronavirus-Covid 19 Crisis-part six—May 28-July 15, 2020
Added August 20, 2020

Rockport to Gloucester—by bike
Added August 17, 2020

Hiroshima Day—75th Anniversary at Raytheon Technologies
Added August 10, 2020

Do your federal taxes subsidize the fossil fuel industry? (Extinction Rebellion)
Added July 20, 2020

To wear a Black Lives Matter mask while working at the Whole Foods store
Added July 13, 2020

A Chronicle of My Life During the Coronavirus-Covid 19 Crisis-part five—May 8-June 16, 2020
Added July 7, 2020

XR Shoe-In Climate Crisis & Covid-19 Pandemic
Added May 25, 2020

A Chronicle of My Life During the Coronavirus-Covid 19 Crisis-part four-April 17 thru May 2, 2020—Beauty Will Save the World
Added May 21, 2020

A Chronicle of My Life During the Coronavirus-Covid 19 Crisis-part three-March 14 thru April 11, 2020
Added May 19, 2020

A Chronicle of My Life Before and During the Coronavirus-Covid 19 Crisis-part two-before January 8-March 20, 2020
Added April 16, 2020

A Chronicle of My Life Before and During the Coronavirus-Covid 19 Crisis-part one-before January 1, 2020
Added April 15, 2020

Extinction Rebellion Swarms Cambridge: The Seas are Rising and So Are We
Added April 1, 2020

Activist Street Bands March in the Annual Honk Parade
Added February 24, 2020

The Makanda Project performs in Roxbury
Added January 2, 2020

Fall with trees
Added December 21, 2019

Climate Strike Boston-march & state house occupation
Added December 10, 2019

2019 Auschwitz to Hiroshima: A Pilgrimage, 1995
2018 On Turtle Island, A Pilgrimage, 1995
2017 Bread & Puppet Theater
1980-1985
2016 Mitakuye Oyasin:
All My Relations

1983-1990

2015

One Family
1967-present
Revised Aug 15, 2007
2014 One Sky: a series of photographs about historic slavery and contemporary racism
1998-2000
2013 Making the Invisible Visible: Prisons in the United States
2002-2006
2012

Step by Step, Buddhist-Led Peace & Justice Walks
2004

2011 Scent of Earth
1980-present
2010 A Spirit People: One View of the Interfaith Pilgrimage of the Middle Passage
2000
2009

Visions of a New South Africa
1999

2008 Quabbin Reservoir
1990-present
2007 Other on-line exhibits
2006 What Digital Technology Means to Photography—
page 1-page 2
2005 A Digital Timeline—A History of Digital Technology
Beginnings to 2005
2004 The Troubles —
Reflections
& Actions Post 911

2001-2002
Delta Passage: A Journey Home
1999

95 Stories-writing about two pilgrimages in 1995, Auschwitz to Hiroshima and On Turtle Island

Broadsides
1995-1998

Passing Thru-photos & writing about the Auschwitz-Hiroshima Pilgrimage: 1995

WEBLOG

Slide show: "And you will be carried where you do not wish to go," a photographic witness & a summary (for the moment & as of 2005) of my photography

"And you will be carried where you do not wish to go," a photographic witness
(companion to the slideshow above—part 1 of an 8 part series, added, 2010)

As an Artist, How Do I Survive & Thrive?
Revised and added February 15, 2010

Notes on My Quaker Connections in Palestine
Revised and added January 28, 2010

The Palestine-Israel Kaleidoscope, a memoir-part 1
Newly revised and added January 16, 2010

The Palestine-Israel Kaleidoscope, a memoir-part 2
Newly revised and added January 21, 2010

Quakers in Palestine-Israel Timeline
Updated March 29, 2020

Other writing

My Teaching Philosophy

Photo exercise sets:

Photography as a Tool for Political Transformation, a workshop

A theory of photography based on grammatical prepositions

Photo resources
(Boston area, revised May 2009)

Photography information
(revised July 2016)