Model Citizens

Model Citizens

Debi Cornwall (US, 1973)
22:00 → 22:30
7 – Main screen
Meet the artist

Winner of the Prix Elysée 2023, Debi Cornwall unveils her critical work led in the United States 

Conceptual documentary artist Debi Cornwall’s project, titled Model Citizens, examines the staging of reality and citizenship performance in the United States.

She visited museums, exhibitions, trade fairs and civilian training sites in this divided and militarised country and took photos raising a number of questions: How are fictions spun, sold, and embraced to prepare people for–or divert their attention from–civic realities in a society in the midst of a never-ending violent crisis? 

Debi Cornwall, Flagraising. “Save America” Rally. Miami, Florida, 2022, from the series Model Citizens © Debi Cornwall

The Prix Elysée is the result of an exclusive partnership between Photo Elysée and Parmigiani Fleurier

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