Chris Howell is a life-long artist and photographer, who was raised in northern New Mexico and now resides in Dallas, Texas. He has worked in drawing, photography, painting, printing, sculpture, assembly, storytelling, casting, mosaic, hand-built cameras, and filmmaking. His photographic career began in 1988, and has led to work with Agence France Presse, Reuters, Major League Baseball, the NFL, Feizy Import-Export and freelance event, portrait, editorial, figurative, landscape commissions, and two and a half decades in traditional, silver-based, fine art photography. He has captured images for USA Boxing at national tournaments and Olympic Trials, and worked with musicians such as Marc Ribot, Wynton Marsalis, and Eric Mingus. His photography and assemblage have been presented in group and solo gallery exhibitions in the Dallas arts community for the past 25 years.


Chris directed his first film Old Man in 2004. Old Man was awarded the Texas Filmmaker’s Production Fund Grant in 2005 and played to a capacity house at SXSW in 2006. His second film, Sweet Science, a Cinéma Vérité which chronicles eight years of the lives of four top-ranked boxers and their coach as they quest to qualify for the US Olympic Boxing Team, was an Official Selection at the 2010 Dallas International Film Festival and the American Black Film Festival in Miami. His documentary short from 2012, Protest in Paris, is an effort in the transparent storytelling of the Direct Cinema genre and was an Official Selection to the Oak Cliff Film Festival. La Luz, is an experimental short about the spiritual act of climbing a mountain and was an Official Selection to the Cinema 16 category at the 2013 Oak Cliff Film Festival. Theoria Zozobra explores the the reconquest of Santa Fe in 1693 by Don Diego de Vargas and the relationship between cultural scapegoating, memetic desire, and acts of sacred violence. It was an Official Selection at the 2014 Oak Cliff Film Festival.