TORONTO, ONTARIO — As part of a Jesuit Lecture series, I presented a series of images selected from my life's work in a wonderful facility, the Anglican Center on Church Street in Toronto, Canada. It received great coverage. On June 25, 2013, I will be presenting the same lecture in the Vancouver Club at 5 PM, in Vancouver, BC.
However, I could not figure out why the Toronto Star writer, Leslie Scrivener was putting so much effort into a story about a lecture that would be in the past when it ran. Then I saw the double page layout in the centerfold of Saturday's edition of the Insight section of the Toronto Star. Wow! I could hardly believe it. Newspapers rarely give that kind of space to a photography layout. It's so expensive. The picture editors did a spectacular job designing the page.
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.