Alison Cornyn

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Most Recent Affiliation:

  • Picture Projects and School of Visual Arts Design for Social Innovation


  • Brooklyn, United States of America


  • Alison Cornyn is an interdisciplinary artist whose work often focuses on the criminal justice system. At the convergence of traditional media and technology, her social practice aims to aggregate communities of shared interest and foster civic dialogue. Her work has received numerous awards including a Peabody Award, the Gracie Allen award for Women in Media, the Online News Association’s award for Best Use of Multimedia, the Batten Award for Innovation, the National Press Club Award, as well as the Webby Award for She is founding partner and Creative Director of Picture Projects, a Brooklyn-based studio that produces in-depth new media projects about some of the most pressing social issues of our day with a focus on investigating complex stories from multiple perspectives. Often merging art, photography, media, technology, and journalism, the studio creates engaging environments, both online and as physical installations. Cornyn teaches at the School of Visual Arts Design for Social Innovation MA program.