Photographer Elinor Carucci is of Israeli origin, although she has lived and worked in New York since 1995, when she completed her degree in photography through the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. Since then, she has experienced a great growth as an artist and her work has been recognized with important awards such as the International Center of Photograph’s Infinity Awards for Young Photographer in 2001, The Guggenheim Fellowship in 2002 and NYFA in 2010.
Elinor shares with us in Confinement Archive some of the photographs she has taken during the days of confinement with her family in the apartment where they live in Manhattan. The artist’s work is about intimacy, showing us that the greatest vicissitudes occur inside the home, as well as inside the individual. It is at this moment that details become more important than ever and everyday life becomes a privilege: the privilege of living with the loved ones.
Through the privacy that Elinor Carucci makes public in her photographs -whose titles bring us closer to her personal story-, we understand the vulnerable idea of well-being that we take for granted, and that it will be the attitude that determines the way we experience situations. Her images are wrapped in an aura of emotional beauty where empathy and the importance of touch stand out over any other element, because in times of adversity, love becomes the most invincible of weapons.