Elinor Carucci (born June 11, 1971, Israel) is an Israeli-American photographer.
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 and is a member of the Faculty in Photography at the graduate program of the School of Visual Arts in New York. She has also taught at Princeton University and has been a visiting lecturer at Harvard University.
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. Collections she has been featured in include, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Jewish Museum, New York, International Center of Photography, the Brooklyn Museum of Arts, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, The Museum of Israeli Art Ramat Gan, Herzlia Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Haifa 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.
In winter of 2013/2014 Prestel publishing published her third monograph, MOTHER, portraying nearly a decade of her motherhood project. A show of this work will be exhibited at Edwynn Houk Gallery in NYC in March 2014.
Elinor is represented by Edwynn Houk Gallery and INSTITUTE artists management.
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.