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The Canadian Icons Project: Visionaries & Originals by Don Dixon
May 1, 2019 – May 31, 2019
Photography exhibition by Don Dixon
They are celebrated groundbreakers, remarkable heroes and one-of-a-kind renegades. The Canadian Icons Project celebrates our generation’s most inspiring originals – artists, entrepreneurs, scientists, politicians, community leaders and athletes – who have transformed the Canadian experience, at home and abroad, over the past 50 years. This groundbreaking, multi-media exhibit features a curated selection of 30 profiles from this ongoing project that now includes over 125 profiles of legendary Canadians.
Conceived and produced by renowned photographer and documentary filmmaker Don Dixon, the Icons Project is a decade-long process of intimate portraiture and interviews documenting the stories and passions of Canadian luminaries from all walks of life. Dixon’s up-close-and-personal profiles bring their stories to light in powerful, unexpected ways. Each profile features short essays and video footage of deeply personal reflections.
About Don Dixon
Don Dixon’s 30-plus years as an artist spans many roles: commercial photographer, portraitist, media technologist, director of films, commercials, and documentaries. He has donated hundreds of photos to JAZZ.FM91, including photographing our annual JAZZ LIVES concert for many years.