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Elinor Carucci, Photographer 07 Jan 2010
Elinor Carucci and her daughter
Intimate portraits of family life

Elinor Carucci is an Israeli born New York-based photographer who has spent her life recording the intimate moments of three generations of her family. No area of her home life is off-limits, and her delicate portraits are revealing and at times provocative. She captures herself sitting semi-naked with her father, a row with her husband, lovers embracing, her own belly-hair being bleached, menstrual blood in the toilet, her mother crouching in the bath as she washes. And her most recent work explores the pleasures and stresses of motherhood, photographing kisses, messes, tantrums, and her own changing body. Elinor talks to Jenni about making the supremely personal open to public gaze, as well as the responsibilities of the mother-photographer.

Elinor Carucci: Intimacy’ is at the James Hyman Gallery in London from 7 January to 20 February 2010.

Elinor Carucci
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