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12.01.2010

 

James Hyman Gallery, London, presents 'Intimacy' - Elinor Carucci's photographs of affection, warmth and love

Elinor Carucci celebrates the intimate moments of her family. Intimate translates to personal, close and physical. In her new series ‘Intimacy’, she presents herself with her children in ordinary situations, upon which she bestows extraordinary meaning through her photographic implementation.

In the pictures, she weighs herself in contentment with her big belly and the unborn therein, captures the bewildered eyes of her daughter, whose hair has just been trimmed and does not manage to get past her child's mouth, smothered in cherry juice. Extreme close ups and glared photographs create the impression of being so close to the moment as the photographer herself.

“The closer I came to the details the more I zoomed, the more encompassing and universal the motifs turned out to be. Moving closer to something resulted in moving away from it.” Hence, it was the minute eye for detail – a birthmark, a hair, an eye, a kiss – which could transport her works over the borders of her own family world.

Elinor Carucci originates from Israel and moved to New York City in the mid 90s. Her portraits, in which she always observes her family and personal events, rank her among a group of photographers such as Julia Margaret Cameron, Sally Mann and even Nan Goldin, who focus their work on their families.

The exhibition in the James Hyman Gallery brings together several photographic series never before seen in London.

Elinor Carucci – Intimacy
7. January – 20. February
James Hyman Gallery
5 Savile Row
London W1S 3PD

Elinor Carucci : Intimacy

Elinor Carucci : Intimacy

Elinor Carucci : Intimacy

Elinor Carucci : Intimacy

Elinor Carucci : Intimacy

Elinor Carucci : Intimacy

Elinor Carucci : Intimacy

Elinor Carucci : Intimacy

Elinor Carucci : Intimacy

Elinor Carucci : Intimacy

Elinor Carucci : Intimacy

Elinor Carucci : Intimacy

Elinor Carucci : Intimacy

Elinor Carucci : Intimacy

Elinor Carucci : Intimacy

Elinor Carucci : Intimacy

Elinor Carucci : Intimacy

Elinor Carucci : Intimacy

Elinor Carucci : Intimacy

Elinor Carucci : Intimacy

Elinor Carucci : Intimacy

Elinor Carucci : Intimacy

Elinor Carucci : Intimacy

Elinor Carucci : Intimacy