Urban agriculture near New Center, Detroit, November 2014


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Updated December 17, 2014


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), 2014 :: 11 :: Big Money, Grass Roots, and Hipsters—a report
Added December 13, 2014

Detroit's Seeds of the New Miracle (or Bust), 2014 :: 11 :: Place-based education at the Boggs School (part 2)
Added December 4, 2014

Detroit's Seeds of the New Miracle (or Bust), 2014 :: 10 :: Place-based education at the Boggs School (part 1)
Added December 3, 2014

Detroit's Seeds of the New Miracle (or Bust), 2014 :: 9 :: Jewish Witnesses for Peace and Friends in Ann Arbor
Added December 1, 2014

Detroit's Seeds of the New Miracle (or Bust), 2014 :: 8 :: A tour with Colin Connaire, currently a police officer in the Detroit suburb of Grosse Pointe Park, formerly with the Detroit police department
Added November 29, 2014

Detroit's Seeds of the New Miracle (or Bust), 2014 :: 7 :: Support for an activist, Rev. Pinkney
Added November 25, 2014

Detroit's Seeds of the New Miracle (or Bust), 2014 :: 6 :: Detroit Friends School
Added November 22, 2014

Detroit's Seeds of the New Miracle (or Bust), 2014 :: 5 :: Recycle
Added November 19, 2014

Detroit's Seeds of the New Miracle (or Bust), 2014 :: 4 :: Contruction
Added November 13, 2014

Detroit's Seeds of the New Miracle (or Bust), 2014 :: 3 :: Destruction
Added November 12, 2014

Detroit's Seeds of the New Miracle (or Bust), 2014 :: 2 :: The trial of Rasmea Odeh
Added November 8, 2014

Detroit's Seeds of the New Miracle (or Bust), 2014 :: 1 :: An election victory party in the MGM Grand Casino and Hotel
Added November 5, 2014

Detroit Up and Down, 2014 :: 9 :: Alan Kaniarz teaches design foundations at the College for Creative Studies
Added August 27, 2014

Detroit Up and Down, 2014 :: 8 :: The workshop of Alan Kaniarz
Added July 6, 2014

Detroit Up and Down, 2014 :: 7 :: Interfaith March for Justice: From Birmingham to Birmingham (part 2 of 2)
Added June 26, 2014

Detroit Up and Down, 2014 :: 7 :: Interfaith March for Justice: From Birmingham to Birmingham (part 1 of 2)
Added June 25, 2014

Detroit Up and Down, 2014 :: 6 :: Farmada Free Ride (part 2 of 2)
Added June 17, 2014

Detroit Up and Down, 2014 :: 6 :: Farmada Free Ride (part 1 of 2)
Added June 16, 2014

Detroit Up and Down—2014 Archive

Detroit Up and Down—2013 Archive

Detroit Up and Down—2011 Archive

Detroit photos—2010 Archive

 

If Not Now, When? An alternative Sukkot celebration in Boston
Added October 15, 2014

Solidarity with Gaza—oppose Hewlett Packard's support of the occupation and siege :: Part 2 (of 2)
Added August 14, 2014

Solidarity with Gaza—oppose Hewlett Packard's support of the occupation and siege :: Part 1 (of 2)
Added August 13, 2014

Free free Palestine (video)
Added July 26, 2014

Outrage Against Israeli Massacre in Gaza: Boston Protest :: Part 2 (of 2)
Added July 26, 2014

Outrage Against Israeli Massacre in Gaza: Boston Protest :: Part 1 (of 2)
Added July 25, 2014

Boycott SodaStream
Added December 24, 2013

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
(2007-2010)

Suggested actions
for political transformation in Palestine-Israel

More information
about Israel & Palestine social change organizations & media

Testimonials

Jews Affirm That #BlackLivesMatter at #ChanukahAction
Added December 17, 2014

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in South Natick, Massachusetts: sunset over the meadow
Added October30, 2014

The Blue Hills near Boston
Added October24, 2014

The Mystic River in Massachusetts
Added October17, 2014

St Francis Day at Agape-2014
Added October 6, 2014

Bow Tie Group Bicycle Ride
Added October 2, 2014

People's Climate March, NYC, 2014
Added September 22, 2014

The Refusal of Time (video)
Added September 16, 2014

Don Berwick in Dorchester
Added September 8, 2014

"Nothing is Not Ready," Bread & Puppet Theater's summer circus
Added September 2, 2014

New England Yearly Meeting (Quaker) sessions—2014 (part two of two)
Added August 27, 2014

New England Yearly Meeting (Quaker) sessions—2014 (part one of two)
Added August 19, 2014

Twilight 6—summer neighborhood & Harvard Square
Added July 8, 2014

Mother's Day Walk for Peace, Boston-Dorchester MA, 2014
Added May 21, 2014

Castle Island, Kennedy Library & Harbor Point—Boston's Waterfront
Added May 14, 2014

Rally & lobbying at the Massachusetts State House for divestment from fossil fuels
Added May 12, 2014

NYC & the 9/11 Memorial
Added May 11, 2014

Boston Seaport (spring)
Added May 8, 2014

Twilight 5—early November neighborhood
Added March 3, 2014

Twilight 4—autumnal neighborhood
Added February 28, 2014

Twilight 3—my neighborhood in snow
Added February 25, 2014

Twilight 2—my bedroom & me
Added February 20, 2014

Twilight 1—my neighborhood
Added February 18, 2014

Bread & Puppet Theater—The Shatterer
Added February 15, 2014

Boston's Emerald Necklace—part 2, Arnold Arboretum
Added February 7, 2014

Boston's Emerald Necklace—part 1, Back Bay Fens & Charlesgate
Added January 30, 2014

Quabbin Reservoir
Added January 23, 2014

Boston Seaport District
Added January 21, 2014

First Night Boston-2013
Added January 9, 2014

2013

Delta Passage: A Journey Home
1999
2012 Bread & Puppet Theater
1980-1985
2011 Mitakuye Oyasin:
All My Relations

1983-1990
2010

One Family
1967-present
Revised Aug 15, 07

2009 Other on-line exhibits
2008 Making the Invisible Visible: Prisons in the United States
2002-2006
2007

Step by Step, Buddhist-Led Peace & Justice Walks
2004

2006 Scent of Earth
1980-present
2005 One Sky: a series of photographs about historic slavery and contemporary racism
1998-2000
2004 Visions of a New South Africa
1999
Auschwitz to Hiroshima: A Pilgrimage, 1995
1995
Quabbin Reservoir
1990-present
Broadsides
1995-1998
A Spirit People: One View of the Interfaith Pilgrimage of the Middle Passage
The Troubles —
Reflections
& Actions Post 911

2001-2002

What Digital Technology Means to Photography—
page 1
page 2

 

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

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
Revisted August 13, 2013

Other writing

Winter 2015 photographic workshops at the 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 August 19, 2014)