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All images, text & design Skip Schiel 1990 - 2021



ABOUT SKIP SCHIEL

CURRENT, UPCOMING, & PREVIOUS SHOWS (updated October 15, 2020)

CONTACT INFORMATION

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WEBLOG

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SEARCH TEEKSA PHOTOGRAPHY

Updated June 17, 2021


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 MOVIES

Testimonial of Skip Schiel about his photography in Palestine-Israel
May 27, 2021

The earth is getting hotter-Boston will be underwater
April 28, 2021

1 Love It, Don't Lose It! Valentine's Day Parade in Boston
February 16, 2021



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

In Praise of Sheikh Jarrah
Added May 27, 2021

Palestine in Boston
Added May 18, 2021

From the Jenin refugee camp and the Freedom Theater: a short evening of hip hop-2019
Added May 4, 2021

28-Ibrahim Eid Nghnghia (Abu Adnan) in Jenin with his son and a friend
Added March 5, 2021

27-Qasem Ahmad Qasem Abu Qutnah in Jenin
Added February 9, 2021


Archive of Nakba photo sets—2019
Updated May 5, 2021

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

The Road to Quabbin & Splitting Wood at Agape
Added June 17, 2021

A Chronicle of My Life During the Coronavirus-Covid-19 Crisis-part thirteen—January 1 - February 14, 2021
Added May 28, 2021

Move the money, your money, banked. Have you asked about your bank's investments?
Added May 11, 2021

Extinction Rebellion celebrates Earth Day
Added May 3, 2021

BDS Boston at Puma's store in Assembly Square: Why Puma? Why boycott?
Added April 1, 2021

XR "die-in" on the steps of the Massachusetts State House, while the legislature "green washes" its response to the climate emergency
Added March 29, 2021

Chronicle of My Life During the Coronavirus-COVID-19 Crisis-part twelve—October 25-December 26, 2020
Added March 16, 2021

XR brings a Valentine greeting to Boston
Added February 16, 2021

Chronicle of My Life During the Coronavirus-COVID-19 Crisis-part eleven—November 23-December 13, 2020
Added February 12, 2021

Extinction Rebellion marches from Boston City Hall to the Massachusetts State House with one message for the governor
Added February 3, 2021

A Chronicle of My Life During the Coronavirus-COVID-19 Crisis-part ten—October 20-December 21, 2020
Added February 1, 2021

A Chronicle of My Life During the COVID-19 Crisis-part nine—September 20-October 18, 2020
Added December 31, 2020

A Chronicle of My Life During the Coronavirus-Covid-19 Crisis-part eight—August 8 - August 30, 2020
Added November 30, 2020

Count Every Vote—rally on the Boston Common one day after the election
Added November 9, 2020

Extinction Rebellion (XR) brings you a Scary Halloween Parade, walking and bicycling
Added November 2, 2020

A Chronicle of My Life During the Coronavirus-Covid-19 Crisis-part seven—July 17 - August 30, 2020
Added October 26, 2020

We call on the Boston Globe to Tell the Truth
Added October 20, 2020

2020 (partial)
Revised May 4, 2021
Auschwitz to Hiroshima: A Pilgrimage, 1995
2019 On Turtle Island, A Pilgrimage, 1995
2018 Bread & Puppet Theater
1980-1985
2017 Mitakuye Oyasin:
All My Relations

1983-1990

2016

One Family
1967-present
Revised Aug 15, 2007
2015 One Sky: a series of photographs about historic slavery and contemporary racism
1998-2000
2014 Making the Invisible Visible: Prisons in the United States
2002-2006
2013

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

2012 Scent of Earth
1980-present
2011 A Spirit People: One View of the Interfaith Pilgrimage of the Middle Passage
2000
2010

Visions of a New South Africa
1999

2009 Quabbin Reservoir
1990-present
2008 Other on-line exhibits
2007 What Digital Technology Means to Photography—
page 1-page 2
2006 A Digital Timeline—A History of Digital Technology
Beginnings to 2005
2005 The Troubles —
Reflections
& Actions Post 911

2001-2002
2004

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

Delta Passage: A Journey Home
1999
Broadsides
1995-1998

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

WEBLOG

His two daughters interview Skip Schiel for Storycorps
(January 23, 2021)

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)