Necessary Fictions (Radius, 2020)
"arresting photographs" . . . "an extraordinary chronicle"
—Gregory McNamee, "Village of the Damned," Los Angeles Review of Books.
"Cornwall's photographs wound and disturb and disorient, and they are morally binding."
—From the essay, "This Picture Might Save Your Life," by Sarah Sentilles.
Hardcover | 9x12 in.
105 photographs | 324 pages with inserts
A look at American state-created realities:
what are the stories we are told,
the games we play, to manage
unsettling truths in a time of turmoil?
Photographs and text by Debi Cornwall
Poetry by Nomi Stone
Original fiction by Roy Scranton
Essays by Makeda Best and Sarah Sentilles
$55 | signed $60 | Order here at Radius Books
special edition $600
with choice of 12x18-inch prints
(options and order link on next page)
Watch a conversation about the book with Tate Modern Senior Curator of International Art (Photography) Yasufumi Nakamori and Harvard Art Museums Curator of Photographs,
Makeda Best, here.
Publication made possible thanks to the generosity of the Lannan Foundation and Furthermore, a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund.