Brian Howell is a Canadian photographer, notable for large scale projects that examine vernacular expressions of shifting societal and personal values.His subjects are drawn from fringe or marginalized communities; people and places resonant with allegorical meanings for an age that seems to Howell to be both broken and blinded. Howell's photographic series build on a truth - tellling mantra of an earlier era of documentarians, though are given structure and further meaning by a more rigorous contemporary, conceptual framework.