Rowaida Al-Azzeh, third generation Palestinian refugee, from the new series, On Our Way Home, 2018

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Updated March 12, 2019


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

Bigfoot Memorial Ride to Wounded Knee, December 1990

(A slideshow by Louise Dunlap & Skip Schiel, 1992)


Israel-Palestine Working Group of New England Yearly Meeting

JVP logo

Emergency Water & Sanitation
in the Occupied Palestinian Territories


EcoPeace Middle East

radio stories and voices to
take action

living christian nonviolence

squid logo
 
 
 

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

On Our Way Home-18-destroyed village of Beit Nattif
Added March 12, 2019

On Our Way Home-17-Asaed Abusrour, second generation expelled Palestinian refugee
Added March 5, 2019

On Our Way Home-16-Al Qabu now the Begin Park (ancestral home of expelled Arabs)
Added February 14, 2019

On Our Way Home-15-Rowaida Al-Azzeh, fifteen year old daughter of Ayed and grand daughter of Rowaid Al-Azzeh
Added January 30, 2019

On Our Way Home-14-Jerusalem's Old City, Jaffa Gate/Bab al Khalil
Added January 24, 2019

On Our Way Home-13-Abdel Majid Abusrour from Beit Nattif
Added January 14, 2019

On Our Way Home-12-Abdelfattah Abusrour (Abed)—Al Rowwad Cultural and Theater Training Center
Added January 2, 2019

On Our Way Home-11- the Old City of Hebron, ancient burial sites of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs
Added December 19, 2018

On Our Way Home-10-Jalila Al Azraq (Um Qasim), 80 years old, lives in the Aida Refugee Camp in Bethlehem
Added December 6, 2018

Partial archive of photo sets—2018
Added January 2, 2019

Eyewitness Gaza (movie)
By Tom Jackson, 2011

Eyewitness Gaza (book)
By Skip Schiel, 2012

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

The Levant in the USA: photos from home
(2007-2019)


Main photo archive
2003-2010

Movies
November 2010

Female in Palestine—part 1
September 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

Women's March on the Boston Common-January 19, 2019
Added February 19, 2019

Gloucester-3
Added November 12, 2018

Gloucester-2
Added November 1, 2018

Gloucester-1
Added October 24, 2018

A Question of Scale
Added August 28, 2018

New England Quakers Gather in Vermont—2
Added August 18, 2018

New England Quakers Gather in Vermont-—1
Added August 13, 2018

The Sackler family, Harvard Art Museums, and the opioid crisis
Added July 23, 2018

Rockport and Gloucester, water spawned, threatened by the rising ocean
Added July 16, 2018

Memories and realities
Added July 12, 2018

Water power in Lawrence Massachusetts—and Cambridge
Added July 11, 2018

From Palestine to Detroit-Flint (slideshow)
Added July 6, 2018

Witness to the Light
Added June 23, 2018

Lawrence MA-Mill town
Added June 13, 2018

Shout Heard Round the World-Nuclear War Planning
Added May 30, 2018

Massachusetts Poor People's Campaign-2
Added May 28, 2018

Massachusetts Poor People's Campaign-1
Added May 25, 2018

Potpourri-5
Added May 17, 2018

Family along the Charles River
Added April 20, 2018

One March, One Rally, & and One Walk
Added March 30, 2018

Potpourri-4
Added March 23, 2018

Potpourri-3
Added February 8, 2018

Potpourri-2
Added February 1, 2018

Agape Community & Quabbin Reservoir
Added January 23, 2018

Potpourri-1
Added January 11, 2018

2017
Revised May 7, 2018

Auschwitz to Hiroshima: A Pilgrimage, 1995
2016 On Turtle Island, A Pilgrimage, 1995

2015

Bread & Puppet Theater
1980-1985
2014 Mitakuye Oyasin:
All My Relations

1983-1990
2013 One Family
1967-present
Revised Aug 15,2007
2012

One Sky: a series of photographs about historic slavery and contemporary racism
1998-2000

2011 Making the Invisible Visible: Prisons in the United States
2002-2006
2010 Step by Step, Buddhist-Led Peace & Justice Walks
2004
2009

Scent of Earth
1980-present

2008 A Spirit People: One View of the Interfaith Pilgrimage of the Middle Passage
2000
2007 Visions of a New South Africa
1999
2006 Quabbin Reservoir
1990-present
2005 Other on-line exhibits
2004 What Digital Technology Means to Photography—
page 1-page 2
Delta Passage: A Journey Home
1999

A Digital Timeline—A History of Digital Technology
Beginnings to 2006

(Major update on March 1, 2019)

Broadsides
1995-1998

The Troubles —
Reflections
& Actions Post 911

2001-2002

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
(part 8 & earlier, added April 2 - May 24, 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 February 15, 2015

Other writing

I've retired from teaching at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education (November 2018)

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)