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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.

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BIG PINK, 2012


TEXT and PHOTOGRAPHS by K.B. DIXON


As in the previous installment of this brief series, I have collected images from a larger ongoing project—from what is basically a photographic journal, images that offer a glimpse of Portland as it was in the not-too-distant past in juxtaposition to what it seems to be now in this disappointing, dispiriting, and worrying present. My hope is that in this glimpse of what we once were, the viewer might find traces of what we could possibly be again.

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Brewery, 2013

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Helmer’s, 2012

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Friends, 2014

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Chessboard, 2015

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Art Museum, 2014

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Farmers Market, 2017

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Mother & Child, 2013

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Naked City, 2014

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Cottage, 2022

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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.

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