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Brian Howell, Press, 2014
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Brian Howell
Press
February 28 - April 7, 2013

PRESS is the new exhibition of photography by Brian Howell. Howell graduated from Ryerson Polytechnical University in Toronto in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Film and Photography. His contemporary photographic work examines vernacular expressions of shifting societal and personal values. Howell’s subjects are drawn from fringe, or marginalized communities; people and places resonant with allegorical meanings for an age that seems to Howell both broken and blinded. Each of Howell’s photographic series builds on the truth-telling mantra of historical documentary photojournalism, while further structure and meaning are gained through a rigorous contemporary conceptual framework.

Each of Brian Howell’s individual projects have been successfully exhibited and published as a book or catalogue. One-Ring Circus – Extreme Wrestling in the Minor Leagues was published in 2002 by Arsenal Press and Fame Us – Celebrity Impersonators and the Culture of Fame was published in 2007 also by Arsenal Press. The 2011 catalogue for Howell’s exhibition of Shopping Carts at Winsor Gallery featured an introduction by author Douglas Coupland. Howell’s new series of large-scale photographs of newspaper printing plant interiors offer a bold look inside the factories that support the journalism industry.