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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.

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A DOLLAR, 2015


TEXT and PHOTOGRAPHS by K.B. DIXON


Collected here are some signs from recent times in Portland when there were enough people roaming the city streets to inspire the literary efforts of peddlers, protestors, panhandlers, and poets.

Too Ugly, 2016

Science Is Magic, 2017

No Sentence Beyond, 2014

Like facts & Black lives, 2017

Need $ for Beer, 2013

Smile, 2015

Poet for Hire, 2018

Free Hugs, 2016

Protect His Freedom, 2014

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Photo Joe Cantrell

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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