Somewhere 6 miles over the US West, March 2016

In a way, nobody sees a flower, really; it is so small. We haven’t time, and to see takes time — like to have a friend takes time. 

—Georgia O’Keeffe


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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

 


Eyewitness Gaza (the movie)

A ten minute preview of Eyewitness Gaza (made early in the editing process)

The full movie, fifty minutes long

Interview on Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine

Eyewitness Gaza (the book)


Emergency Water & Sanitation
in the Occupied Palestinian Territories


Friends of the Earth
Middle East



Itisapartheid

radio stories and voices to
take action

living christian nonviolence

squid logo
 

 

 

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

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

Spring Light: Photographing Cape Ann :: Gloucester Sunrise
Added May 5, 2016

Spring Light: Photographing Cape Ann :: Halibut Point
Added May 1, 2016

Spring Light: Photographing Cape Ann :: Gloucester
Added April 27, 2016

West Coast: Growing Our Souls, Building Our Soil: A Day of Vision In Action (honoring Grace Lee Boggs)
Added April 24, 2016

West Coast: Berkeley
Added April 22, 2016

West Coast: Napa (trees), Oakland (mural), & San Francisco (airbnb)
Added April 18, 2016

West Coast: San Francisco & Napa
Added April 13, 2016

West Coast: Boston to San Francisco
Added April 11, 2016

Bread & Puppet Theater, honoring a Puerto Rican activist
Added February 26, 2016

Winter Light: Scituate Harbor
Added February 22, 2016

Winter Light: World's End in Hingham Massachusetts
Added February 14, 2016

Winter Light: Columbia Point, Boston
Added February 11, 2016

The people speak out (Palmaz Vineyard)
Added February 3, 2016

San Francisco to Boston from the air
Added February 2, 2016

Reclaim MLK March 2016: Oakland, California
Added January 29, 2016

Boston to San Francisco from the air
Added January 20, 2016

 

2015
Added February 25, 2016

Auschwitz to Hiroshima: A Pilgrimage, 1995
1995

2014

Bread & Puppet Theater
1980-1985
2013 Mitakuye Oyasin:
All My Relations

1983-1990
2012 One Family
1967-present
Revised Aug 15,2007
2011

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

2010 Making the Invisible Visible: Prisons in the United States
2002-2006
2009 Step by Step, Buddhist-Led Peace & Justice Walks
2004
2008

Scent of Earth
1980-present

2007 A Spirit People: One View of the Interfaith Pilgrimage of the Middle Passage
2000
2006 Visions of a New South Africa
1999
2005 Quabbin Reservoir
1990-present
2004 Other on-line exhibits
Delta Passage: A Journey Home
1999
What Digital Technology Means to Photography—
page 1-page 2
Broadsides
1995-1998

A Digital Timeline—A History of Digital Technology
Beginnings to 2005

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

Summer 2016 photo workshops at Cambridge Center for Adult Education

Spring 2016 photo workshops at Cambridge Center for Adult Education

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 May 2016)