Elinor Carucci: Finding the Universal in Photographic Narratives

During this two-part workshop with Elinor Carucci, students discussed the concepts and elements that constructed the narrative nature of their images, as well as ideas and suggestions for how to make compelling edits and intriguing image sequences. On the first day, students presented their portfolios to the group, while Carucci offered individualized advice on how to move forward with their work. Four weeks later, the conversation about how one’s personal narrative may also be universal continued, as the students viewed new images they had created with the knowledge gained from the first session. Students were encouraged to listen to their work and allow it to grow. Carucci also taught them that failures and successes are hidden within everyone’s images, and it is up to the creator to use their work as a guide to communicate personal experiences to others.

 

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“Elinor is a great photographer and a warm person who can look at your work with a critical eye while also being supportive.”

 

“You will be spending time with a master. There is much to learn even beyond your own work.”

 

—Workshop participants
 
 

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.

 

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