All images, text & design © Skip Schiel 1990 - 2022
CURRENT, UPCOMING, & PREVIOUS SHOWS (updated October 15, 2020)
TO HELP FUND MY NEW PROJECT ABOUT PALESTINIAN REFUGEES & GAZA. (CLICK ON "DONATE" TO GO TO PAYPAL) THANK YOU. My next trip will begin May 19, 2022 for two months to continue my Ongoing and Relentless Nakba photo project.
Updated May 11, 2022
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
On fateful Monday, March 28, 2022, YouTube extinguished my account, rendering me disappeared, unilaterally, without warming or negotiation. My three appeals brought no positive response. I'm working to find an alternative. If you know of people who've experienced something similar, or have ideas for what I and others like me terminated from YouTube can do, please send them to me here.
I will slowly restore a selection of my videos.A slideshow about a theatrical improvisation and exploration between three performers. Made with love, respect, passion, exploration, and courage. A testament to friendship and trust. (March 28, 2022)
Hundreds of people joined our Freedom from Fossil Fuels Tour on Earth Day. Die-ins were followed by Discobedience at the offices of climate crisis perpetrators (For Extinction Rebellion, April 26, 2022)
XR Boston's Die-in at Government Center (For Extinction Rebellion, April 14, 2022)
Jamaica Plain's annual Wake Up the Earth Parade & Festival (May 7, 2022)
33-More in and around Jerusalem
32-Pretty Good Sign (a road trip thru British Park and burial of ancient Arab sites)
31-To commemorate World Refugee Day—June 20, 2021
30-In Praise of Sheikh Jarrah
Palestine in Boston
28-Ibrahim Eid Nghnghia (Abu Adnan) in Jenin with his son and a friend
27-Qasem Ahmad Qasem Abu Qutnah in Jenin
Archive of Nakba photo sets—2019
Archive of Nakba photo sets—2018
Eyewitness Gaza (movie)
The Levant in the USA: photos from home
Archive of photo sets—2015
Archive of photo sets—2013
Archive of photo sets—2012
Archive of photo sets—2010
Videos about Palestine-Israel
Earth Day in Boston with Extinction Rebellion
Die-in for Climate Action
#DEFUND CLIMATE CHAOS-Street Art
Life and Death in a Shopping Mall
A Chronicle of My Life During the Coronavirus-Covid-19 Crisis-part 17—April 26, 2021-May 1, 2021
His two daughters, Jo and Kate, interview Skip Schiel for Storycorps
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
As an Artist, How Do I Survive & Thrive?
Notes on My Quaker Connections in Palestine
The Palestine-Israel Kaleidoscope, a memoir-part 1
The Palestine-Israel Kaleidoscope, a memoir-part 2
Quakers in Palestine-Israel Timeline
Photo exercise sets: