Monday, September 24, 2012

Robert Benson reviews Elinor Carucci

Elinor Carucci is a Israli born photographer who graduated from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design with a degree in photography. After her graduation, she moved to New York where her photography career has received several accolades. She has had work featured in several galleries including Edwynn Houk gallery, Fifty One Fine Art gallery and James Hyman and Gagosian Gallery.

She has works included in several prestigious art galleries including The Museum of Modern Art New York, the Brooklyn Museum of art and the Houston Museum of Art. In 2001, Carucci was awarded the International Center of Photography’s Infinity Award for Young Photographers.

She has published two books including Closer and Diary of a Dancer. She is currently a professor in the graduate program at School of Visual Arts. In addition to her published books, she also has several commercial photo shoots with different entities.

What drew me to Carucci’s photographs is that all here pictures, be it from her closer series or from her commercial pictures of food they all look candid as if she was invisible and had perfect lighting everywhere she went. On top of good lighting her photographs show great depth and excelent use of color. Also all her personal work is exactly that personal from photographs of her and her family nude to her pregnancy. She has such a raw way of capturing the moment that what would seem taboo to some feels natural.

What I like most about her work is that you can see her passion for her photography and the mood she was trying to convey is evident throughout her portfolio. And as accredited as she is Carucci’s photos shows that if you are passionate about what you do everything else will fall into place.

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