Debi Cornwall: Welcome to Camp America

PublisherRadius Books
PhotographerDebi Cornwall
Date of PublicationAugust 2017
Location of PublicationSanta Fe, New Mexico
PrizeFinalist in First / Documentary
Entry Description

A vivid glimpse into the US Naval Station in Guantánamo Bay in three series: Gitmo at Home, Gitmo at Play, showing residential and leisure spaces of both prisoners and guards; Gitmo on Sale, depicting the commodification of American military power through gift-shop souvenirs; and Beyond Gitmo, investigating life after detention with 14 men once held as accused terrorists, now cleared and freed, living in nine countries. Environmental portraits in the free world replicate conditions of military regulation photography at Guantánamo Bay: no faces are shown. Constructed in English and Arabic.