About the Photographer
Israeli, b. 1971
Elinor Carucci is an Israeli-American photographer and professor of photography at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Her decade-long series, “Mother,” is an intimate documentation of her own pregnancy, labor, and motherhood. It confronts viewers with candid depictions, from her changing body to moments of annoyance, frustration, and exhaustion but also those of great joy and tenderness. Carucci is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship (2002) and a NYFA Award (2010). Her work is housed in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art New York, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the Houston Museum of Fine Art, among others. She was included in the MoCP exhibition, Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood, in 2014.