Welcome to Camp America
An exhibition is underway that provides insight into life at the controversial American military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
This is the second edition of the 2017 exchange exhibition for new overseas photographers, hosted by BMW Photo Space, with collections of Debi Cornwall's work, "Welcome to Camp America," currently on dis-play. The exhibition hall is located at the entrance to Haeundae Beach and will be open through Aug. 26.
Guantanamo was thrust into the spotlight when the U.S. opened a detention center there following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Suspected terrorists or accomplices were detained in the center. The U.S. government has claimed detainees are not protected under international human rights laws, a controversial stance disputed by some.
Cornwall, an American documentary photographer, endured months of paperwork and background checks before her photos were approved. No faces can be seen in the photographs, nor is there any action taking place. However, the powerful photographs still infer that violence has incurred at the military base.