Traveling Exhibition: Debi Cornwall: Welcome to Camp America, Inside Guantánamo Bay Exhibition

“A subtly layered study of an important chapter in American history. Intermingling investigative reporting with fine art aesthetics, her images constantly walk a knife-edge of interpretation, each a test of vantage point and state of mind, and it is this openness that makes the exhibit so thought-provoking and compelling.” —Collector Daily (November 30, 2017)

January 11, 2018 marks the 16th anniversary of the opening of the first “War on Terror” prison at the United States Naval Station in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba (known as “Gitmo” after its military call letters, GTMO). Conceptual documentary artist and former civil rights lawyer Debi Cornwall’s exhibition plumbs the familiar in this state of exception, marrying empathy and dark humor with systemic critique. The exhibition was shown in 2017 at the BMW Photo Space of the GoEun Museum of Photography (Korea) and the Centre de la Photographie Genève (Switzerland). It was produced independently for the exhibition at Steven Kasher Gallery (NYC), and is crated for onward shipping to the next United States venue.

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