From the Inside Flap
Acclaimed photographer Elinor Carucci takes on her most challenging and rewarding subject yet: motherhood. By turns touching, surprising, sensual, joyful, and unflinching, these striking pictures convey moments that are at once personal and universal--a child's runny nose, a fight between brother and sister, a fast-food meal, a warm embrace, a sleepless night, an ice cream cone. The result, as Francine Prose remarks in her foreword, are images that "seem new, no matter how well we may think we know . . . the experiences and feelings they depict. . . . Nothing, we feel, is left out."
About the Author
Elinor Carucci's photographs have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, W, Aperture and ARTnews, among other publications. The recipient of an ICP Infinity Award for Young Photographers and a Guggenheim fellowship, Carucci has published two other books: Closer and Diary of a Dancer. She teaches in the graduate program at the School of Visual Arts, New York.