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Picturing God in all things

February 11, 2014

"Finding God in all things" is at the core of Ignatian spirituality. It's a phrase that has particular significance for Father Don Doll. A highly acclaimed photographer and member of the Society of Jesus, Fr. Doll captures images through a distinctly Jesuit lens. 

"Fr. Doll is the most accomplished Jesuit professional photographer working in the world today," said Josef Venker, S.J., chair of the Department of Fine Arts. "His career spans four decades and the entire planet." 

Doll, left, visits SU this week to mark the opening of a collection of his photographs at Vachon Gallery. The exhibition is titled "A Call to Vision: A Jesuit's Perspective on the World." Doll will give a lecture from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, in Bannan Auditorium (102). A reception will be held afterward, from 7 to 9 p.m., in Vachon (FINR 208). The exhibit runs through March 2. 

A professor of journalism at Creighton University, Doll has had his photographs published in National Geographic and A Day in the Life of… books. His work has connected him with Native American cultures and brought him to countries in South America and Asia. 

"Currently his work has been focused on documenting the efforts of Jesuit Refugee Services around the globe," said Venker. "His most recent dream is to meet Pope Francis and document a 'Day in the Life of the Pope.' If anyone can do this topic justice, and deserves the opportunity it is Fr. Doll." 

For a behind-the-scenes look at the installation of Fr. Doll's exhibit, which was featured in The Seattle Times, click here. For more information, contact Em Olson in Fine Arts at olsonem@seattleu.edu or 296-2340.