SEATTLE, WA (February 13, 2014) — The Vachon Gallery presents a collection of photographs by Don Doll, S.J. Capturing the scenes of ordinary life from around the world, Father Doll sees through the lens as both a photographer and as a Jesuit. With a passion to find God in all things, he attempts to shed light on both the joys and the sorrows of the world.read more
WINNEBAGO, Neb. (March 14, 2014) – The Calendar Marketing Association's Judges again awarded the GOLD award to the St. Augustine Indian Mission 2014 Calendar designed by Pat Osborne of Mutual of Omaha. Now the calendar has 4 Gold awards and one Silver award in the Non-Profit category..read more
On Sunday, November 11, 2013 at the Neihardt Foundation’s Laureate’s Feast, Don Doll, S.J., was named a “Word Sender,” and awarded a bronzed buffalo sculpture. “Word Sender” is what Black Elk called John Neilhardt, the author and poet who wrote the classic “Black Elk Speaks,” detailing Black Elk’s life and visions.read more
Join Father David Korth and Father Don Doll, S.J.. who will lead a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, June 9 - 18. Fr. Dave has had two extended study periods in the Holy Land, and participated in another Holy Land pilgrimage in 2012. Don participated in a six week graduate seminar in biblical archeology; some of his black and white photographs from that trip are under Classic: Israel. Doll will offer photography advice and critiques to participants who wish. Download the PDF detailing each day's tour sites.read more
It’s called a Summit because you can’t reach any higher, and you can’t get to a better workshop embracing digital photography in both documentary and nature/wildlife photography than the Fall Photography at the Summit. Photograph alongside and network with the some of the top photographers and editors in the nation, producing artistic and original images in the shadow of the Tetons at the Fall Photography At The Summit workshop in Jackson, WY, Sunday September 29 through Friday October 4, 2013. Reinvigorate that creative eye, brush up on the latest technical advances, and push your photographic skills to new levels in a workshop environment that draws from the Summit Workshops 30+ years of workshop experience.read more
TORONTO, ONTARIO — On May 29th, 2013, I presented a series of images from my book, A Call to Vision: A Jesuit's Perspective on the World, at the Anglican Center on Church Street in Toronto, Canada. I was surprised by the coverage in the Toronto Star that weekend. Leslie Scrivener, the reporter, had placed a double page layout in the centerfold of Saturday's edition of the Insight section of the Star. Newspapers rarely give that kind of space to a photography layout. I could hardly believe it.read more
The final book in the Vision series by Jesuit photographer, Don Doll, S.J.
The book covers 50 years of Fr. Doll’s work and details the story of his 'vocation within a vocation' as a Jesuit Photographer, including his early work with Native Americans, a series on Hospice care and recent photographs of Jesuits working around the world. This latest book is the final in the series that began with Crying for a Vision, (1976) and Vision Quest: Men, Women and Sacred sites of the Sioux Nation (1994.)
OMAHA, Nebraska - April 13, 2012 — At the Omaha Press Club Annual Awards Ceremony, Jim Burnett, long-time World-Herald photographer and one of Doll's first photography students at Creighton University, presented Fr. Don Doll, S.J., the Journalism Educator Award. Of course, Jim quipped it's 'grip and grin' which broke me into my widest grin. The Omaha Press Club's annual awards ceremony traditionally awards scholarships to Journalism students from Creighton University, University of Nebraska/Lincoln and the University of Nebraska/Omaha.read more
DENVER, Colorado - March 8-11, 2012 — Over a hundred people from 28 countries attended a meeting of the Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins. JC-HEM is an effort to provide higher education in refugee camps in Dzaleka, Malawi; Kakuma, Kenya; and Aleppo, Syria. The average stay in a refugee camp is 17 years. Many refugee children are born in a camp, attending grades 1-12 with teachers often trained by Jesuit Refugee Service. In a four-year pilot program Regis University, one of twenty-eight Jesuit universities in the United States, has been offering online courses from volunteers at Jesuit Universities worldwide leading to community service learning experiences and a diploma in liberal studies. This conference's objective was to find ways to make these projects scalable, transferable and sustainable. Read Julie Filbey's article in the Denver Catholic Register by downloading the PDF.read more
RAPID CITY, South Dakota (Oct. 15, 2011) — At the Dahl Art Center a traditional Lakota honoring ceremony was held at an exhibit of a selection of photographs from 15 years of Red Cloud Calendars. Hunter and Vonna Blackshirt, who were featured in many of the calendars, wrapped Fr. Don Doll, S.J., in a star quilt.read more
NETV posted a 8 minute edit of Mike Farrell's award-winning production, Don Doll's Vision Quest on their website. It's been well received by Nebraska viewers. A cute story: I was photographing on a sandhills ranch in western Nebraska, the rancher says: "I know you. I recognize your voice. You've been here before!" When I responded, "No, I've never been on your ranch before." He said: "Oh, I saw you on NETV." View a ten minute program here.read more
In March, 2011, I traveled to Ankara, Turkey, Aleppo and Damascus, Syria and Amman, Jordan to photograph the work of JRS with Iraqi refugees. The photo, titled “Veiled Differences, Unveiled Similarities,” features an Iraqi refugee woman and her daughter being welcomed by Sr. Hala, a Syrian nun, to a Mother’s Day celebration at the Jesuit Refugee Service Deir Vartan Centre in Aleppo, Syria.
Selected as Best Photo, JRS Middle East Region was awarded a $500 grant and an additional $250 for Best Overall Entry. It was submitted by Zerene Haddad of JRS MER to 'The Positive Change in Action' contest showing positive social change in the region.