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.
In his acceptance slide/presentation, Doll expressed his surprise at being chosen for the “Word Sender” Award. Doll paused and surmised that he might have been chosen if one considers the alleged Chinese proverb, “A picture is worth a thousand words,” eliciting a laugh from the audience. [See Wikipedia for origin of the phrase].
In his slide/lecture, Doll talked about his ‘vocation within a vocation’ as a Jesuit photographer. He displayed selected images from his 50 year career photographing Native Americans published in his latest book: A Call to Vision: A Jesuit’s Perspective on the World. The book is available on this website: http://magisproductions.org/Order-Book
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.
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. For more information or to register, please visit http://www.photographyatthesummit.com/fall_photography_at_the_summit.html
Check out the illustrious faculty.
Photograph by Dianna Schwartz during the 2010 workshop
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.
On June 25th, I did a similar presentation in the Vancouver Club in Vancouver, BC.
OMAHA, Neb. — Fifty-years of award winning photography is celebrated in, 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, 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.)
His work has been featured in National Geographic and eight Day in the Life of books over the past 50 years. Fr. Doll has lived and worked at Creighton University since 1969. He is a professor of journalism and holds the Charles and Mary Heider Jesuit Chair.
The 224 page book, published by Creighton University Press and Magis Productions, is available in three editions— soft bound ($60), hard bound ($85) and leather bound ($150) and is available for purchase on his website at http://www.magisproductions.org/order-book. Recently, it was featured in the New York Times. Price includes shipping within the USA only. Add $40 more dollars for shipping to Canada.
All proceeds from the sale of the book will go to the Vision Quest Endowment Fund supporting Native American scholarships and the Jesuit Refugee Service. Bulk orders and pricing available for Jesuit Institutions.
The works of award-winning photographer Don Doll, S.J., were celebrated in an exhibit sponsored by the Asian World Center at Creighton University during an opening reception from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in the Skutt Student Center Ballroom. The exhibit marked the beginning of a series of events promoting the 8thAsian Culture Week at Creighton University.
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.
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.