Medardo Verastegui Inga performs the Huaconada in Mito, Peru on New Year’s Day, 2019. © J. Ashley Nixon PeruviansContinue Reading
Welcome to NixonsCan, the blog of Dr. J. Ashley Nixon, documentary photographer, filmmaker, writer, and university teacher. Through my international career in sustainable development, I have been able to explore and experience life in many countries around the world. I continue to work on managing, better understanding, and communicating on environmental and social issues.
I earned my Ph.D. in ecology by studying environmental changes associated with woodland restoration on the beautiful island of Rum in the Scottish Hebrides. Following a long career in the energy industry with Shell, I teach writing about images (photography) and sustainability at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Canada.
I have co-authored a university textbook on environmental assessment and, more recently, published a book on developing communities in Peru. I am a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society.
My other interests, which include performance (music, dance, and sports), writing poetry, and art & design, also feature in my blogs.
Please also visit my photography and filmmaking website at www.jashleynixon.com
Opening day of Intersections, an exhibition of photographs from points across the planet at Mount Royal University, Calgary, Canada. FebruaryContinue Reading
Dulio Gomez Acosta dances as an Old Huacon in the Huaconada. Mito, Peru, January 1, 2019. © J. Ashley NixonContinue Reading
Dos huacónes modernos, Oscar Huarcaya Dueñas (en amarillo) y Geancarlo Dulio Gomez Romero (en rojo) en Mito, Perú, el 1Continue Reading
A Modern Huacon dances the Huaconada de Mito in Mito, Peru on January 1, 2019. © J. Ashley Nixon Continue Reading
Un viejo huacón baila la Huaconada de Mito en Mito, Perú, el 1 de enero de 2019. © J. AshleyContinue Reading
Have you ever wondered what it takes to get that sugar you need to get your tea or coffee feelingContinue Reading
Hockey Road Trip: Montana, a documentary film from Nixon Films @ J. Ashley Nixon Film premiere Hockey Road Trip: MontanaContinue Reading