Rashyda Bedouin family, from the new series, On Our Way Home, 2018

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Updated November 12, 2018


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


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-9-Rashida Bedouins expelled by Israel in 1948 (part 2)
Added November 8, 2018

On Our Way Home-8-Rashida Bedouins expelled by Israel in 1948 (part 1)
Added October 31, 2018

On Our Way Home-7-Fatima Al Khawja
Added October 22, 2018

On Our Way Home-6-The family of Eman Al Wawi, in Halhul—three generations
Added October 12, 2018

On Our Way Home-5-Rowaida Al Azzeh
Added October 10, 2018

On Our Way Home-4-Ahmad Ali Dawoud
Added October 6, 2018

On Our Way Home-3-Yousef Alaba
Added October 3, 2018

On Our Way Home-2-Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar
Added September 28, 2018

On Our Way Home-1-Flight
Added September 10, 2018

In Solidarity with the People of Gaza (photos & video)
Added May 9, 2018

Chanukah Solidarity March Against Islamophobia #KindleJustice Boston (video)
Added December 24, 2016

End exploiting Palestinian water access as a tool of West Bank control.
Added July 16, 2016

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


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

The Levant in the USA: photos from home
(2007-2015)

Suggested actions
for political transformation in Palestine-Israel

More information
about Israel & Palestine social change organizations & media

Testimonials

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 2005

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)