images, text & design © Skip Schiel 1990 - 2021
CURRENT, UPCOMING, & PREVIOUS SHOWS (updated October 15, 2020)
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Updated January 7, 2021
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
To the Count Every Vote rally on Boston Common
The Climate Crisis is Scary, a Holloween Parade
Red Skies over Our Blue Planet-Extinction Rebellion
26-Fatima Ali Msaimi (Um Wajeeh)
24-Mustafa Mahmoud Abu Awwad (Abu Mazen) from the village of Sabbarin/Sabbareen
23-Maryam Abdallah Abu Lateef
22-Zakiyya Mohammad Hamad with her family
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
A Chronicle of My Life During the COVID-19 Crisis-part nine—September 20-October 18, 2020
Count Every Vote—rally on the Boston Common one day after the election
Extinction Rebellion (XR) brings you a Scary Halloween Parade, walking and bicycling
We call on the Boston Globe to Tell the Truth
Red Skies over Our Blue Planet (photos)
Cut the trees, clear the land, mine the fossil fuel, burn the fossil fuel, contribute to the Sixth Mass Extinction—while removing carbon dioxide sinks and oxygen-producing trees.
Rockport to Gloucester—by bike
Hiroshima Day—75th Anniversary at Raytheon Technologies
Do your federal taxes subsidize the fossil fuel industry? (Extinction Rebellion)
To wear a Black Lives Matter mask while working at the Whole Foods store
XR Shoe-In Climate Crisis & Covid-19 Pandemic
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: