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Debi Cornwall | Necessary Fictions Artist Talk

May 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free – $12.00
Necessary Fictions Artist Talk

As part of the Griffin’s Photobook week of events, we welcome to the Griffin Zoom Room artist Debi Cornwall and David Chickey of Radius Books on Friday May 14th at 7pm to talk about their collaboration creating Cornwall’s two books Camp America and Necessary Fictions.

This event is FREE to Griffin Members and $10 for Non Members

We have created a Photobook Week Pass available for Non Members at a price of $85 50% savings from attending all 18 events during the week.

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Necessary Fictions Artist Talk

About Debi Cornwall –

Debi Cornwall is a conceptual documentary artist and filmmaker who returned to visual expression in 2014 after a 12-year careerDebi Cornwall 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 the staging and performance of American power.

Her work has been profiled in publications including Art in America, Hyperallergic, the British Journal of Photography, European Photography Magazine, and the Los Angeles Review of Books and is held in public collections including those of the Harvard Art Museums and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Debi’s first photobook, Welcome to Camp America: Inside Guantánamo Bay (Radius Books, 2017), now rare, was shortlisted for the Paris Photo-Aperture First Book Award and the Photo Text Award at les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles, and named among the year’s top-ten photo books by the New York Times Magazine, Mother Jones, Smithsonian, and many others.

Her latest photobook, Necessary Fictions (Radius Books, 2020) was nominated for a Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize and shortlisted for the Photo Text Award at les Rencontres d’Arles.

Debi grew up in Massachusetts and is an alumna of Brown University (Modern Culture& Media, 1995) and Harvard Law School (2000). She lives in Brooklyn. www.debicornwall.com

About David Chickey 

David ChickeyDavid Chickey is the publisher, designer, and editorial director of Radius Books, a non-profit publishing company based in Santa Fe. He co-founded Radius Books in 2007 with a mission to encourage, promote, and publish books of artistic and cultural value. Radius titles have received national recognition, including multiple awards from AIGA, American Association of Museums Publishing, and best book nominations from The New YorkerTIMEPDNSmithsonian, Independent Publisher, and The Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation.

Chickey is the former board chair of the Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe, and a graduate of Sussex University, England, and UNC-Chapel Hill, where he was a Morehead Scholar.


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May 14, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free – $12.00
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The Griffin Museum of Photography
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