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All images, text & design © Skip Schiel 1990 - 2022

 

 


ABOUT SKIP SCHIEL

CURRENT, UPCOMING, & PREVIOUS SHOWS (updated October 15, 2020)

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WEBLOG

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SEARCH TEEKSA PHOTOGRAPHY

Updated July 28, 2022


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 MOVIES

On fateful Monday, March 28, 2022, YouTube extinguished my account, rendering me disappeared, unilaterally, without warming or negotiation. My three appeals brought no positive response. I'm working to find an alternative. If you know of people who've experienced something similar, or have ideas for what I and others like me terminated from YouTube can do, please send them to me here.

I will slowly restore a selection of my videos and continue adding new videos posted on other platforms like Vimeo, FaceBook, and GoogleDrive.

 

wayfare singers

Wayfare Singers-Jean Sibelius’ Finlandia-Friends Meeting Cambridge

From my new series of short, simple, one-take videos.
Another version
(June 6, 2022)

 

veterans for peace at memorial day

Memorial Day-Veterans for Peace-Boston 2022

A simple yet profound ceremony on Boston Common, another in a series of video clips. (May 30, 2022)

 

blue heron

Great Blue Heron Stalks

A Great Blue Heron I observed in Alewife Brook Reservation in Cambridge MA. I seek to observe it carefully as it scouts for food. (May 28, 2022)

 

wake up photo

"Wake Up-Get to Work" shows a coalition of Boston-based climate justice groups as they loudly call on state legislators to Wake Up and pass legislation to boldly address our climate crisis. (June 21, 2022)

MORE COMING


Quakers Advocating for Justice in Palestine

 

Emergency Water & Sanitation
in the Occupied Palestinian Territories


EcoPeace Middle East

By Louise Dunlap

living christian nonviolence

Hosted by Lesley Art + Design in Boston
 
 
 

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

Archive of Nakba photo sets—2019
Updated July 24. 2022

Archive of Nakba photo sets—2018
Revised September 5, 2019


Eyewitness Gaza (movie)
By Tom Jackson, 2011

Eyewitness Gaza (book)
By Skip Schiel, 2012

The Levant in the USA: photos from home
(2007-2020, updated June 2020)


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

Traveling slide shows & exhibitions

Videos about Palestine-Israel
Added February 28, 2009

Suggested actions
for political transformation in Palestine-Israel

More information
about Israel & Palestine social change organizations & media

Testimonials

Metropolitan State Hospital and Beaver Brook Reservation
Added July 18, 2022

Extinction Rebellion takes to the streets of downtown Boston
Added July 6, 2022

Seen Along the Way (Boston's North Shore)
Added June 21, 2022

\Dying for Climate Action
Added June 9, 2022

The Makanda Project in Nubian Square
Added June 6, 2022

How Mt Auburn Cemetery looks to me in black and white
Added May 30, 2022

A Chronicle of My Life During the Coronavirus-Covid-19 Crisis-part 19—May 22-June 16, 2021
Added May 21, 2022

Earth Day in Boston with Extinction Rebellion
Added April 27, 2022

Die-in for Climate Action
Added April 12, 2022

#DEFUND CLIMATE CHAOS-Street Art
Added April 5, 2022

A Chronicle of My Life During the Coronavirus-Covid-19 Crisis-part 18—May 1, 2021-May 15, 2021
Added March 19, 2022

Life and Death in a Shopping Mall
Added March 10, 2022

A Chronicle of My Life During the Coronavirus-Covid-19 Crisis-part 17—April 26, 2021-May 1, 2021
Added February 11, 2022

Retreat
Added February 6, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

2021

2020

Auschwitz to Hiroshima: A Pilgrimage, 1995
2019 On Turtle Island, A Pilgrimage, 1995
2018 Bread & Puppet Theater
1980-1985
2017 Mitakuye Oyasin:
All My Relations

1983-1990

2016

One Family
1967-present
Revised Aug 15, 2007
2015 One Sky: a series of photographs about historic slavery and contemporary racism
1998-2000
2014 Making the Invisible Visible: Prisons in the United States
2002-2006
2013

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

2012 Scent of Earth
1980-present
2011 A Spirit People: One View of the Interfaith Pilgrimage of the Middle Passage
2000
2010

Visions of a New South Africa
1999

2009 Quabbin Reservoir
1990-present
2008 Other on-line exhibits
2007 What Digital Technology Means to Photography—
page 1-page 2
2006 A Digital Timeline—A History of Digital Technology
Beginnings to 2005
2005 The Troubles —
Reflections
& Actions Post 911

2001-2002
2004

95 Stories-writing about two pilgrimages in 1995, Auschwitz to Hiroshima and On Turtle Island

Delta Passage: A Journey Home
1999
Broadsides
1995-1998

Passing Thru-photos & writing about the Auschwitz-Hiroshima Pilgrimage: 1995

WEBLOG

His two daughters, Jo and Kate, interview Skip Schiel for Storycorps
(January 23, 2021)

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
(companion to the slideshow above—part 1 of an 8 part series, added, 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 March 29, 2020

Other writing

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)