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 managing sustainability and external relations in the energy industry with Shell, 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 other publications on rugby, hockey, portraits of cosplayers and the Sled Island Music & Arts Festival can be viewed here. My most recent documentary film about La Huaconada, a dance performed in the Peruvian Andes and recognized by UNESCO for its intrinsic cultural value was featured in an educational program Aprendo en Casa on national television in Peru. You can view La Máscara y Más: La Huaconada de Mito (in Spanish with English subtitles) and my other films via this link to my Vimeo site.

My other interests, including performance (music, dance, and sports), writing poetry, and art & design, also feature in my blogs.

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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