Elinor Carucci / Three generations, 2016
CREDIT: © Elinor Carucci / Three generations, 2016

Elinor Carucci 1986 till today

Event info

Photo Oxford Festival, in partnership with the RPS, presents Elinor Carucci 1986 till today; The universality of family and Intimacy.

Born 1971 in Jerusalem to a family of Moroccan, Syrian, Bucharian (Uzbekistan), and Italian descent, Elinor Carucci graduated in 1995 from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design with a degree in photography and moved to New York that same year. Her work has been included in many solo and group exhibitions worldwide. Solo shows include Edwynn Houk gallery, Fifty One Fine Art Gallery, FoMU, and Gagosian Gallery, London, among others. Group shows include The Museum of Modern Art New York, MoCP Chicago, and The Photographers' Gallery, London. 

Her photographs are included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art New York, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Houston Museum of Fine Art, and her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Details, New York Magazine, W, Aperture, ARTnews and many more publications She was awarded the ICP Infinity Award in 2001, The Guggenheim Fellowship in 2002 and NYFA in 2010.  Carucci has published four monographs to date, Closer, Chronicle Books 2002 and Diary of a dancer, Steidl Mack 2005 and MOTHER, Prestel 2013.  In the fall of 2019, Monacelli Press/Phaidon published her fourth monograph, Midlife. Carucci teaches at the graduate program of Photography and Lens-based art at School of Visual Arts and is represented by Edwynn Houk Gallery, NY.

In this talk, Carrucci will discuss different bodies of work, including editorial projects created in collaboration with magazines. Her talk will focus on her most recent book Midlife – a vivid chronicle of the passage through aging, family, illness, and intimacy. This period of life is universal to everyone, yet this narrative — in all its nuance — is strikingly absent from our cultural dialogue. Midlife invites us to witness and reflect on the experiences we all share contending with the challenges of life, love, and change.

Elinor Carucci will be introduced by curator and writer Helen Trompeteler

This event accompanies an online exhibition Moments of Transition: The photographs of Grace Robertson for Photo Oxford Festival 2021. The festival is themed around Women & Photography. Ways of seeing and being seen, and runs from 15 October to 15 November 2021. 

It will be followed by a public Q+A. Questions will be taken by Zoom chat. Your Zoom link will be sent in PDF with your booking confirmation. 

This talk is free but space is limited and requires booking. 

The Photo Oxford Festival 2021 is themed around Women & Photography. Ways of seeing and being seen. It runs from 15 October to 15 November 2021. 

Event Organiser

Michael Pritchard


Cancellation policy

This is an online event. The RPS will do its best to ensure that it keeps to the published timings and runs as planned. In the unlikely event that the event has to be cancelled all participants will be advised by email at the earliest opportunity.  No responsibility will be accepted for any consequential losses.



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