Debi Cornwall


Debi Cornwall is a conceptual documentary artist and filmmaker who returned to visual expression in 2014 after a 12-year career as a civil-rights lawyer. Marrying dark humor with structural critique, she employs still and moving images along with testimony and archival materials to examine American state-created realities in the post-9/11 era. Necessary Fictions Radius Books, her latest book on the staging and performance of American power in immersive, realistic military wargames, was nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize and shortlisted for the Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles Photo-Text Book Award. Please visit Debi’s website for her complete bio and to see samples of her projects.

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