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
The dance group Tuky perform the Huaylarsh Moderno at the Centro Cultural Grupo de Arte Tuky, Huancayo on January 2,Continue Reading
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