All images, text & design © Skip Schiel 1990 - 2022
CURRENT, UPCOMING, & PREVIOUS SHOWS (updated October 15, 2020)
TO HELP FUND MY NEW PROJECT ABOUT PALESTINIAN REFUGEES & GAZA. (CLICK ON "DONATE" TO GO TO PAYPAL) THANK YOU. My next trip will begin May 19, 2022 for two months to continue my Ongoing and Relentless Nakba photo project.
Updated July 28, 2022
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
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-Jean Sibelius’ Finlandia-Friends Meeting Cambridge
From my new series of short, simple, one-take videos.
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)
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-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)
Archive of Nakba photo sets—2019
Archive of Nakba photo sets—2018
Eyewitness Gaza (movie)
The Levant in the USA: photos from home
Archive of photo sets—2015
Archive of photo sets—2013
Archive of photo sets—2012
Archive of photo sets—2010
Videos about Palestine-Israel
Metropolitan State Hospital and Beaver Brook Reservation
Extinction Rebellion takes to the streets of downtown Boston
Seen Along the Way (Boston's North Shore)
\Dying for Climate Action
The Makanda Project in Nubian Square
How Mt Auburn Cemetery looks to me in black and white
Earth Day in Boston with Extinction Rebellion
Die-in for Climate Action
#DEFUND CLIMATE CHAOS-Street Art
Life and Death in a Shopping Mall
A Chronicle of My Life During the Coronavirus-Covid-19 Crisis-part 17—April 26, 2021-May 1, 2021
His two daughters, Jo and Kate, interview Skip Schiel for Storycorps
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
Photo exercise sets: