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1974 - Arrived in Canada,via US from England

1979 - Started career as a professional photographer.

Advertising clients include:


Hewlett Packard,RBC,CIBC,BOM,TD,

Catholic Church,Kraft,Upjohn,Kimberley Clark,Bayer,Western Union,Sunkist,

Imperial Oil,Pepsi,Canadian Club,

7-UP,Proctor & Gamble,Southern Energy,Daimler Chrysler,VW Canada,


Adidas,UnitedWay, Goodwill,ATT,Rogers,Bell Canada,

Magazines include:

TorontoLife,Weekend,Chatelaine,Esquire,Fast Company,Saturday Night,Forbes,BusinessWeek,Fortune,

Globe & Mail,Time,Newsweek,Vogue,

Rolling Stone.


National Magazine Awards of Canada: Gold - 1980,1982,1985,1986,1994,1996,1997.

Silver - 1979,1983,1995,1999.

Honourable Mention - 7 (various years)

Art Director & Design Club of Canada 

2000 - Les Usherwood Award for Lifetime Achievement

1983 - Print Campaign of the year

various others.

1983 - Art Directors Club of New York - Award of Excellence (ANDY)

2007 - Published first book of portraits - “Stand Still - portraits by Nigel Dickson”(Key Porter Books)

2009-2010 - Exhibit at The Royal Ontario Museum,

titled “Canadian Content - Portraits by Nigel Dickson” from September 16th to March 21st.

2011 - A 54 page portrait series in “Luminato Book - 1st 5 years”,published by McLellan & Stewart.

2012 - Portrait series in “Dignity in Exile” a book written by Eric Weissman about a village for the homeless in Portland,Oregon,published by Exile Publications.

2013 - Contributor to Lieutenant Governor of Ontario’s exhibit “About Face”,of portraits of prominent Ontarians at Queen’s Park.

2015 (Sept.) - moved to Port Hope,On. to concentrate on fine art photography.