Boston's Fort Point Channel area, looking toward the new Seaport district, October 2016


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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
 
 
 

Quakers to Refineries
Added November 23, 2016

Johnny's Neighborhood (video)
Added November 23, 2016

From Detroit to Dearborn and return
Added November 12, 2016

The scrapping and the greening of Detroit—and other matters
Added October 13, 2016

Development and Dedevelopment in Detroit
Added October 4, 2016

Labor Day in Hamtramck
Added September 28, 2016

Mostly southwest Detroit, featuring the severely stressed neighborhood of Delray
Added September 21, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump comes to Detroit
Added September 19, 2016

Detroit—tree plantings and Ghost Bikes
Added September 11, 2016

Ann Arbor
Added September 2, 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

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

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

Photographing the Social Landscape: Lowell Massachusetts
Added November 10, 2016

Photographing the Social Landscape: Copley Square, thru Chinatown, to Government Center
Added November 7, 2016

Photographing the Social Landscape: Boston Common & Public Garden to the back of Back Bay
Added November 5, 2016

Photographing the Social Landscape: Charlestown, along the waterfronts of the Mystic River & Atlantic Ocean
Added October 27, 2016

Photographing the Social Landscape: Boston's Rapidly Developing Seaport District
Added October 21, 2016

Agape's Francis Day Celebration: Muslim Voices in an Election Year
Added October 12, 2016

Bow Tie Ride in Cambridge Massachusetts
Added October 5, 2016

Haymarket Boston-2
Added August 27, 2016

North Point in East Cambridge Massachusetts
Added July 17, 2016

Haymarket in Boston-1
Added July 10, 2016

Fireworks Pie
Added July 7, 2016

West Roxbury (Boston) Lateral Fracked Gas Pipeline
Added June 18, 2016

Seen from above, Seattle to Boston
Added June 15, 2016

Quakers in the Boston Gay Pride Parade
Added June 14, 2016

Two Bridges & A War Ship (Weymouth)
Added June 7, 2016

Spring Group Bicycle Ride in Cambridge MA—The Reel Ride
Added May 29, 2016

Mother's Day Walk for Peace, the 20th Annual in Boston
Added May 24, 2016

Spring Light: Photographing Cape Ann :: Rockport etc
Added May 14, 2016

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

Early 2016
Added July 7, 2016

Auschwitz to Hiroshima: A Pilgrimage, 1995
1995
  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

Winter 2016 photo workshops at Cambridge Center for Adult Education

Fall 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 July 2016)