about I am a conceptual documentary artist who returned to visual expression in 2014 after a 12-year career as a wrongful conviction lawyer. My values as an advocate and trained mediator, as well as my background representing innocent DNA exonerees, inform my visual work. My series marry empathy and dark humor with structural critique. I trained in photography at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) while completing a Bachelor's degree in Modern Culture and Media at Brown University. After working for photographers Mary Ellen Mark and Sylvia Plachy, as an AP stringer, and as an investigator for the federal public defender's office, I attended Harvard Law School and practiced for more than a decade as a civil rights attorney. In 2016, I was nominated for the Baum Award for an Emerging American Photographer and awarded Duke University's Archive of Documentary Arts Collection Award for Women Documentarians and the Punctum Award, Lianzhou Foto Festival's jury prize. I am a Center for Emerging Visual Artists Fellow and a 2017 Brown University Fitt Artist-in-Residence. The completed body of work from my long-term project on Guantánamo Bay, Welcome to Camp America, debuted in 2017 as an exhibition at the Centre de la Photographie Genève (Switzerland), and as a forthcoming photo book with Radius Books. Subscribe to my mailing list here. If you would like to acquire a limited-edition print, exhibit my work, or invite me to speak or collaborate, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow @debicornwall (IG/Twitter) and @debicornwallphoto (FB) for updates.