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 was awarded Duke University's Archive of Documentary Arts Collection Award for Women Documentarians and the Lianzhou Foto Festival's jury prize, the Punctum Award. The completed body of work from my long-term project on Guantánamo Bay, Welcome to Camp America, debuts in 2017 as an exhibition, on view at the Centre de la Photographie Genève through May 14, and as a photo book, which can be pre-ordered from Radius Books here. 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.