All images, text & design © Skip Schiel 1990 - 2023
CURRENT, UPCOMING, & PREVIOUS SHOWS (updated October 15, 2020)
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Updated October 24, 2023
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
Climate March in New York City-September 17, 2023
For an intelligent response to the climate crisis.
The Ongoing and Relentless Nakba
A preview of a photographic project about the 1948 catastrophe when Israel expelled some 750,000 Palestinians from their homelands (posted January 31, 2023).
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
Water, forest, history, and community
Third Act and others visit some errant Boston banks
Climate School Strike
A Chronicle of My Life During the Coronavirus-19 Crisis-part 22—August 2-August 21, 2021
A Chronicle of My Life During the Covid-19 Crisis-part 21—June 27-July 30, 2021
XR attends the Massachusetts gubernatorial inauguration—at a distance (January 5, 2023)
His two daughters, Jo and Kate, interview Skip Schiel for Storycorps
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: