Elinor Carucci

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Elinor Carucci (born June 11, 1971, Israel) is an Israeli-American photographer.[1]

Elinor Carucci
Born Jerusalem,israel
Nationality Israel, USA
Education Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design
Known for photography
Movement Photography
Awards The Guggenheim Fellowship

Early life[edit]

She was born in Jerusalem where she served in the Israeli Army for two years from 1989–1991, and received her BFA from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in 1995. She lives and works in New York City with her husband Eran and their two children. She is a member of the Faculty in Photography at the graduate program of the School of Visual Arts in New York.[2] She has also taught at Princeton University.[3]


Since her gallery debut in 1997, Carucci has had solo exhibitions in London, Frankfurt, Prague and Jerusalem. Her work has been published and collected by numerous institutions and private collectors. She has been included in group and solo exhibitions at Edwynn Houk Gallery, Fifty One Fine Art Gallery, Gagosian Gallery, Museum of Modern Art, New York and The Photographers' Gallery, London to name a few. Her work has been featured in The New York Times Magazine, which included an eight page portfolio of work published in 2005, W, The New Yorker, Aperture, ARTnews, and Details. Carucci's works are included in many permanent collections around the world, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York;Jewish Museum, New York; International Center of Photography; the Brooklyn Museum of Arts; Houston Museum of Fine Arts, The Museum of Israeli Art Ramat Gan, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Haifa Museum of Art, Harwood Museum of Art.

Bodies of work include, Closer, which was published in 2002 by Chronicle Books and Diary of a Dancer, which was published by SteidlMack in 2005, as well as, Pain, Crisis, and Comfort. Closer's second edition was published with a foreword by The Museum of Modern Art curator for photography, Susan Kismaric in 2009.[4]

Carucci's third monograph - "MOTHER" was published by Prestel in winter of 2013/2014, portraying nearly a decade of her motherhood project. A show of this work was exhibited at Edwynn Houk Gallery in NYC in March 2014.[5][6][7][8]

Elinor is represented by Edwynn Houk Gallery.




  • MOTHER, Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York


  • Fotografins hus, Stockholm, Sweden


  • BORN, Sasha Wolf Gallery, New York
  • Love, in spite...Tavi Art Gallery, Israel
  • Insight, FoMu, Antwerp, Belgium


  • Intimacy, James Hyman Gallery, London, UK


  • My Children, Le Bleu du ciel, Lyon, France


  • Women in photography, www.wipnyc.org


  • Biennale de la Photographie, Luik, Belgium
  • Art Academy of Cincinnati, Convergys Gallery


  • Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York NY Diary of a dancer, Fotografie Forum International, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Diary of a dancer, 51 Fine Art Photography, Antwerp, Belgium
  • It's me, Herzlia Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzlia, Israel
  • Diary of a dancer, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York, NY
  • Photography Gallery Vilnius: Union of Lithuanian Art Photographers, Lithuania
  • Analix Forever, Geneva, SZ
  • Moscow House of Photography, Moscow, Russia
  • Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA


  • Images of family and pain - Scalo Gallery, Zurich, SZ
  • Closer, Noga Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • New Gallery/Thom Andriola, Houston, TX


  • Closer, Gagosian Gallery, London, UK


  • Closer, Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA
  • Closer, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York, NY
  • 51 Fine Art Photography, Antwerp, Belgium



  • Detail, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York, NY
  • Prague House of Photography, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Fotografie Forum International, Frankfurt, Germany
  • The Photographers' Gallery, London, UK


  • Ricco\Maresca Gallery, New York, NY



Carucci was chosen by Photo District News as one of its “Thirty under 30 Young Photographers to Watch” in 2000, and won the International Center of Photography’s Infinity Award for best young photographer in 2001. She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2002 and the NYFA Award in 2010.

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