Postcards from Home

Photographer K.B. Dixon takes a pandemic voyage into the rediscovered territories of home.

Weathering the Storm

Portland’s innovative photographic arts center Blue Sky Gallery rides out the pandemic.

Focusing in Isolation

Voices from the Front: Portland photographers reflect on their work during the pandemic. Part One.

In the Frame 4: Culture now

Text and Photographs by K.B. DIXON “The portrait,” said legendary photographer Arnold Newman, “is a form of biography. Its purpose is to inform now and to record for history.” It is hard to imagine a better, more succinct summation of the genre. The portraits informing and recording here are the latest in a series titled […]

Tattoo you: art in the flesh

A week ago Wednesday evening, the night before the official First Thursday opening at Gallery 114 of the artist-run gallery’s March show, InkBodySkinPaint+Fire, the basement space at Northwest Glisan Street and 11th Avenue was hopping. It was the pre-opening opening, insiders’ night, and the place was packed. Actor and longtime theater teacher Bob McGranahan was […]