Debi Cornwall

Model citizen

Editor Radius Books
Publication date 2024
Dimensions 23 x 30 cm
Number of pages 240
ISBN 9782386290183

Over the past ten years, Debi Cornwall has explored the narratives that have shaped the image of America. Her striking, formally composed color documentary photographs encourage us to reflect on the staging and normalization of state power. The exhibition presents two series of photographs that represent two facets of this reality. Necessary Fictions (2020) questions realistic war games on ten American military bases, where civilians recreate war scenes for the army. Model Citizens (2024) explores the impact of staging and role-playing on citizenship, with images from a variety of sites, including Border Patrol training scenarios and right-wing political rallies.

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