About

Photo © Jennifer Nixon

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

 

5 comments on “About

  1. carmen CORREA

    Congratulations on a wonderful review you wrote about Eva Ayllon. Indeed, to get the full experience of Afro Peruvian music and valses criollos, one must hear the husky and sensual voice of Eva Ayllon.

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  2. Thank you, Carmen. Eva Ayllón is a world-class performer.

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  3. wouw.. huge camera

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    • That one is a 200mm lens on the camera.

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      • Great. I am not that good with camera or photograph. I prefer smaller camera which is handy to carry and not too heavy. I know sometimes the photos did no’t come up that good. But that is the choice. Look forward to your photos. Have a great day.

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