Elinor Carucci was born in Israel and lives and works in New York. Carucci's work is an intimate glimpse into her life and that of her parents, husband and children. As Carucci explains:
"The camera is, in a sense, both a way to get close, and to break free. It is a testimony to independence as well as a new way to relate to the world."
Her initial photographs often depicted her mother and now as a mother herself she frequently depicts her own children.
Solo exhibitions in London include The Photographers Gallery in 1998 and Gagosian Gallery in 2003.
Carucci was included in The Naked Portrait 1900-2007 at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in 2007 and will be included in Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, New York on view until March 2011.
Born 1971 in Jerusalem, Israel, Elinor Carucci graduated in 1995 from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design with a degree in photography, and moved to New York that same year. In a relatively short amount of time, her work has been included in an impressive amount of solo and group exhibitions worldwide, solo shows include Edwynn Houk Gallery, Fifty One Fine Art Gallery and Gagosian Gallery, London among others.
Her photographs are included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Houston Museum of Fine Art, among others and her work appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Details, New York Magazine, W, Aperture, ARTnews and many more publications.
She was awarded the International Center of Photography's Infinity Award for Young Photographer in 2001 and The Guggenheim Fellowship in 2002. Carucci has published two monographs to date, her defining first book, Closer, is now available in a second edition with a new foreword by Susan Kismaric (Curator, Department of Photography, MoMA). Carucci currently teaches at the School of Visual Arts and is represented by James Hyman Photography, London and by i2i for her commercial work.