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K.B. Dixon
K.B. Dixon’s work has appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers, and journals. His most recent collection of stories, Artifacts: Irregular Stories (Small, Medium, and Large), was published in Summer 2022. The recipient of an OAC Individual Artist Fellowship Award, he is the winner of both the Next Generation Indie Book Award and the Eric Hoffer Book Award. He is the author of seven novels: The Sum of His SyndromesAndrew (A to Z)A Painter’s LifeThe Ingram InterviewThe Photo AlbumNovel Ideas, and Notes as well as the essay collection Too True, Essays on Photography, and the short story collection, My Desk and I. Examples of his photographic work may be found in private collections, juried exhibitions, online galleries, and at K.B. Dixon Images.

‘Cocktails with George and Martha’

Review: Philip Gefter’s book about Edward Albee’s culture-shattering play “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” tells the tale of how its movie version rocked the cinematic world, too.

The Cultural Landscape: Part 14

K.B. Dixon’s cultural-portrait series continues with black & white images of novelist Lydia Kiesling, actor Charles Grant, multidisciplinary artist Emily Ginsburg, photographer Thibault Roland, and writer/editor Margaret Malone.

Photo First: Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum

K.B. Dixon takes a camera tour through the McMinnville museum, from the Spruce Goose to the world’s fastest jet to replicas of the Spirit of St. Louis and Apollo Lunar Rover & more.

The Cultural Landscape: Part 13

K.B. Dixon’s cultural-portrait series continues with black & white images of jazz drummer Ron Steen, multimedia artist Pamela Chipman, musical-theater leader Sharon Maroney, filmmaker Jim Blashfield, and author and environmentalist Allison Cobb.

Mona and the Mainframe

What’s in that famous smile? Algorithmically, some computer scientists say, you can break it down to percentages of emotion. But, really, now: Does that make sense?

The Cultural Landscape 12: Special Edition

K.B. Dixon’s cultural-portrait series continues with a “special edition” featuring trailblazing women artists Lucinda Parker, Judy Cooke, Phyllis Yes, Sherrie Wolf, and Laura Ross-Paul.

Photo First: An amble through Scare City

K.D. Dixon roams the streets of Portland with his camera in search of the odd, the eerie, the hair-raising, the ghoulish, the spectral, and the skeletal. Saints preserve us, he finds them.

A Groaning of Gargoyles and Grotesques

Steeped in the history of good and evil, these nightmare figures of protection and malevolence come out on Halloween. They’re also K.B. Dixon’s office mates.

The Cultural Landscape: Part 11

K.B. Dixon’s cultural-portrait series continues with visual artist Marie Watt, classical percussionist Niel DePonte, dancer & choreographer Oluyinka Akinjiola, poet & storyteller Brian S. Ellis, and actor & Portland Revels leader Lauren Bloom Hanover.

‘The Photograph’: Getting Gotts

Book review: K.B. Dixon on the celebrity portraits by a “poor working-class clod from nowhere (who) grows up to be a famous London photographer hobnobbing with cinematic royalty.”

The Cultural Landscape: Part 10

K.B. Dixon’s cultural-portrait series continues with All Classical’s Suzanne Nance, poet Carlos Reyes, playwright Andrea Stolowitz, visual artist James Minden, and flautist Amelia Lukas.

The Cultural Landscape: Part 9

K.B. Dixon’s culltural-portrait series continues with illustrator Kate Bingaman-Burt, artist Dan Gluibizzi, writers Cecily Wong and Aaron Galbreath, and Oregon Ballet Theatre’s Dani Rowe.

Photo: A Portland Journal, Part 5

As Portland strives to revive from the crises of the past three years, K.B. Dixon wraps up his five-part photographic series of scenes from the city that was and might be again.

Photo: A Portland Journal, Part 4

Remembrance of things not so very past: As Portland crawls back from the crises of the past three years, K.B. Dixon’s urban portraits capture the everyday beauty of the city that was.

The Cultural Landscape: Part 8

Photographer K.B. Dixon continues his series of portraits of Oregon cultural leaders with parks activist Randy Gragg, playwright Lava Alapai, mixed-media artist Erik Geschke, writer Erica Berry, and choreographer/dancer Samuel Hobbs.

Photo: A Portland Journal, Part 3

The once and future city? K.B. Dixon’s series of urban portraits reminds us of what Portland felt like in the not-too-distant past.

Photo First: Signs of the Times

Got something to say? In the not too distant past, Portland was a town where you could put it in writing, and take it to the street.

Photo: A Portland Journal, Part 2

As the city struggles to regain its footing, K.B. Dixon’s series of urban portraits reminds us of what Portland felt like in the not-too-distant past.

The Cultural Landscape: Part 7

Photographer K.B. Dixon continues his series of portraits with singer & actor Susannah Mars, violinist Tomás Cotik, Native arts leader Lulani Arquette, sculptor Ben Buswell, and multidisciplinary artist Fuchsia Lin.

A Portland Journal: The city in photos

Has the city lost its way? In the first of a series of urban portraits, K.B. Dixon reminds us of what Portland felt like in the not-too-distant past.

The humble lawn ornament

Open Air Museum, Part 3: Still hesitant about entering a museum or gallery? Welcome to this statuesque exhibition-about-town.

The Cultural Landscape: Part 6

Photographer K.B. Dixon continues his series of portraits with theater leader Josh Hecht, art school dean Jen Cole, opera singer Hannah Penn, novelist Tony Ardizzone, and film prop and effects artist Christina Kortum.

The Cultural Landscape: Part 5

Photographer K.B. Dixon continues his series of portraits with musicians Marv and Rindy Ross, artist David Eckard, actor Maureen Porter, and writer Todd Schultz.

The Cultural Landscape: Part 4

K.B. Dixon’s series of portraits continues with the Oregon Symphony’s Scott Showalter, Renegade Opera’s Madeline Ross, theater leader Michael Mendelson, poet Genevieve DeGuzman, and roots music legend Lloyd Jones.

Portland Pride Festival roars back

After a two-year Covid layoff, the big LGBTQ+ celebration is returning to Waterfront Park. Photographer K.B. Dixon shows us what we’ve been missing.

The Cultural Landscape: Part 3

K.B. Dixon continues his series with five fresh photographic portraits of people who help define the shape of Portland’s culture.

Camp 18: A walk-through history in logs

By a popular restaurant on the way to the Oregon Coast, an open-air logging museum offers the strange and ghostly beauty of ruination. A photo essay by K.B. Dixon.

The Cultural Landscape: Part 2

K.B. Dixon continues his photo series with portraits of ten more people who help define the shape of Portland’s culture.

Hat Dance

It’s the top of a new day for heads in hat-happy Portland. K.B. Dixon’s street portraits show off the evidence.

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