From Library Journal
Published in conjunction with a solo exhibition of the artist's work held at the Ricco/Maresca Gallery in New York City, this first book by the 2001 recipient of the prestigious International Center of Photography's Infinity Award for Young Photographer includes a three-page introductory essay by the artist (with cultural critic Gadi Taub) and 91 full-color family portraits, self-portraits, and abstractions. The dated and captioned images cover a nine-year period in Carucci's life, from 1993 until 2001. While the works in this monograph focus on the personal life of the 31-year-old photographer, who was born and educated in Israel, they also feature broader themes, such as love, marriage, intimacy, and privacy. The photographs are disconcerting in their attempt to examine and elevate everyday, and often overtly sexual, material to a fine art. This first book belongs in specialized library collections covering contemporary photography, but given the predominantly nonscholarly and visual nature of this monograph, academic librarians with limited budgets may need to pass. Cheryl Ann Lajos, Free Library of Philadelphia
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About the Author
Elinor Carucci was born in 1971 in Israel and received her B.F.A. from Bezalel Academy of Art in Jerusalem. Her work has appeared in Nerve: The New Nude, as well as Love and Desire, both published by Chronicle Books. She lives and works in New York City.