A Garden Exhibit of Jesuit Refugee Service Photos opens at Guadalajara's Jesuit University

Don Doll, S.J., was one of the Jesuit artists invited to exhibit and give an all-university lecture as part of ITESCO, the Guadalajara Jesuit University's two week festival celebrating the 200th anniversary of re-institution of the Society of Jesus. View Photos above.

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Doll awarded International Understanding Through Photography Award
The Photographic Society of America, a world-wide organization with 6000 members, presented Don Doll, S.J., with their highest photojournalism award at a banquet held in Albuquerque, NM, on October 3rd. Earlier in the day, Fr. Doll was the keynote speaker with his presentation, A Call to Vision: A Jesuit’s Perspective on the World, his latest book, celebrating 50 years of his photography.


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Understanding why the El Salvador Jesuits were Killed, November 16, 1989

Jon Sobrino, S.J. — narrates along with Vinnie O'Keefe, S.J., and Dean Brackley, S.J., the issues that led to the martyrdom of Rutillo Grande, S.J., Archbishop Romero and the six Jesuits: Ignacio Ellacuría, S.J., Segundo Montes, S.J., Juan Ramón Moreno, S.J., Joaquín López y López, S.J., Amando López, S.J, their cook, Elba Ramos, and her 15 year old daughter, Celina. The video provides good background information. November 16, 2015 is the 25th Anniversary of the Martyrs.

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A Call to Vision Exhibit opens at Seattle University's Vachon Gallery

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.

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The 2014 St. Augustine Calendar Wins GOLD - Best Non-Profit Calendar in America

WINNEBAGO, Neb. (March 14, 2014) – The Calendar Marketing Association's Judges awarded GOLD to the St. Augustine Indian Mission 2014 Calendar designed by Pat Osborne of Mutual of Omaha. The calendar now has one Silver and four Gold awards in the Non-Profit category.

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Doll Receives Neihardt Award

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.

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Pilgrimage to the Holy Land — June 9 - 18, 2014

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. 

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Doll on faculty for Fall Photography at the Summit Workshop — Jackson Hole, WY, Sept 29 - Oct 4, 2013

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.

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Doll Presents His Life's Work in Lecture Series.

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. 

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Doll's New Book: A Call to Vision, A Jesuit’s Perspective on the World

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. It includes his early work with Native Americans, a series on Hospice care, and photographs of Jesuits working around the world. This latest book is the final in a series that began with Crying for a Vision, (1976) and Vision Quest: Men, Women and Sacred sites of the Sioux Nation (1994.)
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2012 Omaha Press Club Journalism Educator Award — Don Doll, S.J.

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.

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Jesuit Commons: Higher Educations at the Margins

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.

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Celebrating Ten Years of St. Augustine Indian Mission School Calendars

OMAHA, Nebraska (Feb. 5, 2012) — At St. Cecilia Cathedral Parish Center, Fr. Dave Korth and Friends of the St. Augustine Indian Mission honored Fr. Don Doll, S.J. at a celebration marking the 10th Anniversary of the Award-Winning St. Augustine Indian Mission Calendars. The calendar, designed by Pat Osborne of Mutual of Omaha, won the National Calendar Gold Award for the best non profit calendar in the United States in 2009, 2011 and 2012. Download the PDF for instructions on how to order a calendar. Or, click on the VIDEO button to view a ten minute video of the star quilt presentation.

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Fifteen Years of Red Cloud School Calendars Celebrated

RAPID CITY, South Dakota (Oct. 15, 2011) — The Dahl Art Center exhibited a selection of photographs from 15 years of Red Cloud School Calendars. A traditional Lakota honoring ceremony was held where Hunter and Vonna Blackshirt wrapped Fr. Don Doll, S.J. in a star quilt. Hunter and Vonna have been featured in many of the calendars along with their classmates.

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NETV airs Don Doll's Vision Quest

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 to view the longer 28 minute version.

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In the Middle East on Assignment for JRS

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.

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