Remembrance of Things Past

The once and future city? K.B. Dixon turns his camera lens on downtown Portland, before the pandemic and the plywood


PHOTOGRAPHS AND TEXT BY K.B. DIXON


There has been a lot of depressing talk lately about what our city has become this past year. It’s hard to argue. The images here have been gathered for nostalgics.  They are, à la Proust, a small remembrance of things past—images of Portland before the pandemic, the protests, and the plywood.


SIMON BENSON HOUSE, 2016



JACKSON TOWER, 2011



CITY HALL, 2011



CITY HALL 2, 2011



PIONEER COURTHOUSE, 2011



BIG PINK, 2012



CENTRAL LIBRARY, 2012



BENSON HOTEL, 2012



FACING SOUTH, 2018



BANK OF AMERICA, 2013



PSU SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, 2018



DIRECTOR PARK, 2018



KELLER FOUNTAIN, 2016



ANTOINETTE HATFIELD HALL, 2016



SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY, 2016


About the author

K.B. Dixon’s work has appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers, and journals. 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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