Elinor Carucci Eran and I
Medium Pigment print on archival paper
Photo Date 1998
Dimensions 13 x 19 in. (330 x 483 mm)
Photo Country United States (USA)
Photographer Country United States (USA)
Contact Alex Novak and Marthe Smith
About This Image
Signed, titled and dated in ink on the verso. Edition of 8 on 16 x 20 in. paper.
Elinor Carucci has spent the past 20 years photographing herself and the people in her life that she is closest to. Carucci’s photographs have an intimacy that is startling, at times even unsettling, but they are so ultimately about the collective human experience with family, and so beautifully seen, that the viewer cannot help but find resonance between their own experience and the personal experience that Carucci is sharing. The drama of these fraught domestic scenes is heightened by Carucci’s nuanced use of shadows, black backgrounds, direct light and extreme close-ups. Carucci has always photographed the substance of her daily life, the joy and the pain in equal measure, and we are pulled close, always closer, to witness, almost participate in, the particularities of family intimacy.
Elinor Carucci was born in Jerusalem in 1971 and attended the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design for photography. She has had solo shows all over the world, including at Edwynn Houk Gallery, Ricco Maresca, Moscow House of Photography and Gagosian Gallery in London. Her photographs are included in collections such as, The Museum of Modern Art, ICP, The Houston Museum of Fine Art and The Brooklyn Museum. Her work as been shown in publications including The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, W, Aperture, and ARTnews. She was awarded the International Center of Photography’s Infinity Award for Young Photographers in 2001 and the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2002. Carucci has published two monographs to date: Closer and Diary of a Dancer.
Her work was recently included in the exhibition Pictures by Women at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. She currently lives in New York City and teaches at the graduate program at the School of Visual Arts.
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