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Updated July 29, 2015


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

Report of Faith In Action in Palestine-Israel – 2015
Added July 1, 2015

Jerusalem Day (video)
Added June 29, 2015

Archive of earlier photo sets—2015
Revised July 6, 2015

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

Global Divestment Day at the Boston State House
Added February15, 2015

Movies about Boston's Great Storms of 2015:

Storm

Silent Snow, Secret Snow
Added February 10, 2015

Snow comes to Cambridge
Added February 4, 2015

Bread & Puppet Theater performs Captain Boycott-part 2 of 2
Added February 1, 2015

Bread & Puppet Theater performs Captain Boycott-part 1 of 2
Added January 31, 2015

Twilight 7—summer 2014
Added January 20, 2015

2014

Auschwitz to Hiroshima: A Pilgrimage, 1995
1995
2013 Bread & Puppet Theater
1980-1985
2012 Mitakuye Oyasin:
All My Relations

1983-1990
2011

One Family
1967-present
Revised Aug 15, 07

2010 One Sky: a series of photographs about historic slavery and contemporary racism
1998-2000
2009 Making the Invisible Visible: Prisons in the United States
2002-2006
2008

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

2007 Scent of Earth
1980-present
2006 A Spirit People: One View of the Interfaith Pilgrimage of the Middle Passage
2000
2005 Visions of a New South Africa
1999
2004 Quabbin Reservoir
1990-present
Delta Passage: A Journey Home
1999
Other on-line exhibits
Broadsides
1995-1998

What Digital Technology Means to Photography—
page 1-page 2

The Troubles —
Reflections
& Actions Post 911

2001-2002

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
*Updated February 15, 2015

Other writing

Fall 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 August 19, 2014)