24 March to 4 June 2023 (York, England)
Pineland/Hollywood screens in the Aesthetica Art Prize Finalists Exhibition
York Art Gallery, Exhibition Square, York YO1 7EW, England.
29 June to 1 October 2023 (Lausanne, Switzerland)
A work-in-progress installation of Model Citizens, the project I am producing as the winner of the Prix Elysée.
Photo Elysée Museum, Plateforme 10, Place de la Gare 17, CH-1003 Lausanne, Switzerland.
12 July 2023, 18.00-21.00 (London, England) (free, register here)
Artist Lecture alongside Lisa Barnard
The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre
V&A Museum South Kensington, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL
Date TBA 2023-2024 (Online, register here)
I will be presenting as an instructor in the 2023-2024 Nearest Truth Photobook Workshop, a yearlong, hands-on experience for those interested in making their own book. In-person international participation is an option. For a list of fellow instructors, more information, and registration, see here.
Selected Past Events
30 April 2023 (Detroit, MI)
Jade Helm is an Official Selection at the Freep Film Festival as part of the Shorts program, "Divided We Fall," followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers moderated by Detroit Free Press Opinions Editor, Nancy Kaffer.
Detroit Film Theatre at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
21 April 2023 ( Teaneck, NJ)
Lecture to participants in the Leica Society International Spring Shoot Symposium.
8 April 2023 (San Diego, California)
Pineland/Hollywood screening and talkback with multimedia artist and UCSD Prof. Michael Trigilio.
Medium Photo Festival at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD)
18 March 2023 (Sebastopol, California)
Jade Helm screens at the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival.
18 & 21 February 2023 (Missoula, Montana)
North American premiere of Jade Helm, a finalist in the Mini-Doc Competition at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival.
12 March 2022 (New York, NY)
Leica Women's Summit panels speaker
The Art of Getting Work Seen, with Maggie Steber and Washington Post photo editor Natalia Jimenez, moderated by Elizabeth Krist.
How to Use your Visual Voice for Social Impact, with Sheila Pee Bright, Ana María Arévalo Gosen, moderated by Fotografiska curator Phoebe Weinstein.
20 January 2022 (Ulm, Germany)
Panel Discussion: Inside Guantánamo
With releasee author Mohamedou Ould Salahi, Andreas Schüller of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR), and Urs Feichtner of the Ulm Treatment Center for Torture Victims (BFU) and Amnesty International.
3 December 2021 (Mainz, Germany)
Symposium speaker, “20 Years of Guantánamo: Temporalities of Witnessing” („20 Jahre Guantánamo: Zeitlichkeit der Zeugenschaft“). With Mansoor Adayfi and Mark Denbeaux.
19 & 20 November 2021 (Berlin, Germany)
World premiere, Pineland/Hollywood
interfilm, 37th International Short Film Festival Berlin
13 September 2021
"Visualizing the War from Within: Post-9/11 Imagemaking,"
Artist talk & conversation with Nina Berman and Jennifer Karady. Moderated by David Campany and hosted by the ICP Museum.
29 June 2021
Panelist & presenter, “The Real, the Unreal, and the Authentic”
With Marvin Heiferman, Josué Rivas, and Alexey Yurenev.
Moderated by Fred Ritchin.
Beyond Magnum, Chapter 3: "Toward a Future for Photography"
22 April 2021
Panelist, "The Art of Pitches and Proposals," with Magnum Foundation Director Emma Raynes, Photo Editor Sandra Stevenson, and photographers Maggie Steber and Yana Paskova. Moderated by Photoville cofounder Laura Roumanos.
Leica Women Summit
17, 18 & 19 February 2021
ICP Lessons: Debi Cornwall on Necessary Fictions
A three-day series of online lectures and discussions hosted by David Campany.
4 September 2020 (Watch online)
Necessary Fictions US book launch, with Yasufumi Nakamori, Tate Modern Senior Curator of International Art (Photography), and Makeda Best, Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photographs, Harvard Art Museums.
Hosted by Radius Books.
31 July 2020 (Watch an excerpt here at #3: Realities and Fictions)
Panelist, "Visual Journalism in the Post-Truth Era," with Tanya Habjouqa, Stephen Mayes, and Zahra Rasool. Moderated by Fred Ritchin, hosted by Fotodemic.
16 January 2020 (Washington, D.C.)
Invited speaker, National Geographic Storytellers Summit.
11 October 2018 (New Haven, CT)
Artist Lecture, Yale Law School Visual Law Project
28 June 2018 (Philadelphia, PA)
Panelist, "Rendered: Art, Wrongful Imprisonment, and Guantánamo."
With releasee memoirist Mohamedou Ould Salahi; attorney Christi A. Charpentier; and artist Emily Abendroth, founder of the Lifelines Project. Moderated by Prof. Nicole Fleetwood.
Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
5 April 2018 (New York, NY)
Aperture PhotoBook Spotlight talk with Lesley A. Martin and David Chickey
16 March 2018 (Houston, TX)
Creative Conversation with James Estrin, New York Times Lens editor
10 February 2018 (Paris, France)
Conversation between Debi Cornwall, Aglaia Konrad, Paola Yakoub, and curator Diane Dufour on work in the group show, En Suspens (In Between).
13 November 2017 (Paris, France)
Artist Lecture & Discussion, Photography in the Age of Global Surveillance and Perpetual Wars, with Lewis Bush
Columbia University Global Centers.
16 October 2017 (New York, NY)
Symposium Panelist, What Does it Mean to Make Art at Guantánamo?
John Jay College, CUNY.
5 October 2017 (New York, NY)
Panelist, Bending the Frame: Where do we go from here? Moderated by Fred Ritchin.
NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
22 September 2017, MoMA PS1 (Queens, NY)
Panelist, "Photobooks: Protest & Resistance," Contemporary Artists' Book Conference
New York Art Book Fair.
14 March 2017 (Geneva, Switzerland)
Panelist, Saying War, Building Peace
Palais des Nations, UN Headquarters.