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Elinor Carucci is a photographer living in New York City. She received her BFA from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem and currently teaches photography at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan.

Spanning the first decade of her twin children’s lives, Elinor Carucci’s monograph, Mother, continues the photographer’s tradition of crafting deeply intimate, honest scenes of personal and family life. Being a mother made her see more complicated aspects of the family. In the process of hugging, changing clothes, feeding and caring, she took pains to show the details of parent-child relationship and let her daughter become her own muse. “She believes that the family is one of the most complete micro-universes, in which we can see almost every aspect of the emotional and sensory world.Snapshots of sibling fights, subway-train meltdowns, and excursions to McDonald’s alternate with more painterly, classically staged portraits of the two children and Carucci’s own pregnant figure.

The body of work exposes the profound changes that child-rearing brought to the photographer’s own life, body, and sense of self, but it serves equally as a celebration of motherhood’s ubiquity, beauty, and spiritual power.

Author:Elinor Carucci
Printed by:Artron Art Printing