Photo © Jennifer Nixon

Welcome to NixonScan, the blog of Dr. J. Ashley Nixon, 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 and continue to work at 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 career managing sustainability and external relations in the energy industry, I teach writing about images (photography) and sustainability at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Canada. I am honoured to be a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society.

I have co-authored a university textbook on environmental assessment and published a book on developing communities in Peru. My documentary film La Máscara y Más (The Mask and More) about the Huaconada dance performed in the Peruvian Andes and recognized by UNESCO for its intrinsic cultural value, was featured on national television in Peru. You can view this and my other films on my Vimeo site. My book about the Huaconada, Behind the Mask (Detrás de la Máscara) was published in 2020.

My other publications on rugby, female hockey, cosplayers and musicians can be viewed here.

Please 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.


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


  3. wouw.. huge camera

    Liked by 1 person

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

      Liked by 1 person

      • 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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