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, James Hyman and Gagosian Gallery, London among others. Group shows include The Museum of Modern Art New York and The Photographers' Gallery, London.
Her photographs are included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art New York, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Houston Museum of Fine Art among others and her work has 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, Closer (Chronicle Books, 2002) and Diary of a Dancer (SteidlMack, 2005). 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 the graduate programme at the School of Visual Arts and is represented by Sasha Wolf Gallery, New York.
In spring 2014 Prestel publishing will publish her third monograph that will show 10 years of her motherhood project. The book's temporary and possible final title is MOTHER. Find out more here.