images, text & design © Skip Schiel 1990 - 2015
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Updated May 27, 2015
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
Detroit's Seeds of the New Miracle (or Bust), 2014 :: 13 :: New Work New Culture—a blog
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
Detroit's Seeds of the New Miracle (or Bust), 2014 :: 7 :: Support for an activist, Rev. Pinkney
Detroit's Seeds of the New Miracle (or Bust), 2014 :: 6 :: Detroit Friends School
Detroit's Seeds of the New Miracle (or Bust), 2014 :: 5 :: Recycle
Detroit's Seeds of the New Miracle (or Bust), 2014 :: 4 :: Contruction
Detroit's Seeds of the New Miracle (or Bust), 2014 :: 2 :: The trial of Rasmea Odeh
Other Voice—Neighbors of Gaza
Jerusalem Day-part three (of three)
Jerusalem Day-part two (of three)
Jerusalem Day-part one (of three)
Freedom Ride finale
A portion of the Freedom Riders visit Jerusalem
Freedom Riders need to make a crucial decision before leaving Bethlehem
Aida Refugee Camp in Bethlehem, the Freedom Ride's next stop-part 2
Aida Refugee Camp in Bethlehem, the Freedom Ride's next stop-part 1
Archive of photo sets—2012
Archive of photo sets—2010
Female in Palestine—part 1
Videos about Palestine-Israel
The Levant in the USA: photos from home
Movies about Boston's Great Storms of 2015:
Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in South Natick, Massachusetts: sunset over the meadow
The Blue Hills near Boston
The Mystic River in Massachusetts
St Francis Day at Agape-2014
Bow Tie Group Bicycle Ride
People's Climate March, NYC, 2014
The Refusal of Time (video)
Don Berwick in Dorchester
"Nothing is Not Ready," Bread & Puppet Theater's summer circus
New England Yearly Meeting (Quaker) sessions—2014 (part two of two)
New England Yearly Meeting (Quaker) sessions—2014 (part one of two)
Twilight 6—summer neighborhood & Harvard Square
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
Next photo workshops in fall 2015 (except for Jenin, West Bank, Palestine in April 2015 with the Freedom Theater)
Photo exercise sets: