My Work is About People


My work is about people; what makes us who we are—the core of us. It's about connections and relationships, intimacy, love, pain, disappointment, getting older, and being born. I have been photographing my own life and the people I am closest to since I was fifteen years old. Seeing how much more I perceive with a camera made me want to become a photographer, and to continue and see more and connect more, and ultimately understand more through photography.

Elinor Carucci's Gear:

Canon 5D Mark III

Canon 100mm f/2.8L Macro

Profoto lights (B1 Model)

Zeiss 28mm f/2.0

A funnel my husband bought from home depot

and carved especially for me to put on

my on-camera canon flash, it was 3.99$ :-)

There are many challenges to being a professional photographer. Some are directly connected to making technically, emotionally, and conceptually good images. Even more challenging is creating a good body of work! There are also the challenges that come from building a career in such a competitive field. You need to create opportunities, promote your work, and meet people. Maybe most importantly, you need to find what it is you are truly good at and love most as a photographer, enough to keep you going. It is the love for what I do that keeps me going. I love to make photographs—to reach out to people with my images. I am inspired and moved by photographs in museums and galleries, magazines and newspapers. I even love photographers, and I am surrounded by them!

But what really makes things possible for me is the support I receive from my family—my husband and our children, my parents and my friends. With them behind me, I can dare, take risks, make changes, and fail. Fail, try again, and sometimes even succeed. 


Elinor Carucci graduated from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design with a degree in photography. In a relatively short amount of time, her work has been included in an impressive amount of solo and group exhibitions worldwide, solo shows include Edwynn Houk gallery, Fifty One Fine Art Gallery, James Hyman and Gagosian Gallery, London among others and group shows include The Museum of Modern Art New York and The Photographers' Gallery, London. Carucci currently teaches at the graduate program of photography at School of Visual Arts and is represented by the Edwynn Houk Gallery.


1 Comment

Great Vision!  Really enjoy the photo of the little girl in front of the restaraunt.  Also enjoyed the candidness of your writing.  Being a Pro Photographer iin these fast changing times, and insanely short attention spans is far more descriptive than the word "challenging" can relay.