Elinor Carucci: Finding the Universal in Photographic Narratives

Sunday, October 5, and Saturday, November 1, 2014
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., both days
Aperture Foundaiton
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York, N.W. 10001

Elinor Carucci, The woman that I still am 2, 2010


Join Elinor Carucci for this critique-based workshop designed to aid those who wish to observe, consider, and respond to the world around them with a camera—creating work that, while specific to the story at hand, is also universal. This workshop will enable students to enhance their vision and style while delving deeper into the emotions, layers, and nuances of their images. On the first day, Carucci will briefly introduce her own approach to storytelling in both her personal and editorial work, followed by a critique and discussion of each student’s current portfolio and recommendations for how to bring their project to the next level. New directions will be identified and assignments given for the next class meeting, occurring four weeks later to allow time for each student to make work in response to their particular assignment. Subjects and styles distinct from Carucci’s own work are very welcome, as is commercial/editorial work.

Please bring one or more bodies of work that can serve as a starting point, or that you want to expand and develop. Please bring a minimum of 25 prints or digital files.

Elinor Carucci (born in Jerusalem, 1971) graduated in 1995 from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design with a degree in photography, then moved to New York that same year. She has had solo shows at Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York; Gallery Fifty One, Antwerp; and James Hyman Gallery and Gagosian Gallery, both in London, among others. She has also been included in group shows at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and The Photographers’ Gallery, London. Her photographs are included in the collections of institutions such as MoMA, Brooklyn Museum, and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and her work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the New Yorker, Details, New York, W, Aperture, ARTnews, and many more publications. She was awarded the International Center of Photography’s Infinity Award for a Young Photographer in 2001, a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2002, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in 2010. Carucci has published three monographs to date: Mother (2013), Diary of a Dancer (2005), and Closer (2002). Carucci currently teaches at the photography graduate program at the School of Visual Arts, New York, and is represented by Edwynn Houk Gallery.


Watch Elinor Carucci’s Artist Talk, which she presented at Aperture Gallery on March 6, 2014.

Contact education@aperture.org with any questions.

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