Photographer Elinor Carucci and curator and writer Susan Bright discuss Carucci's latest monograph, Mother (Prestel, 2013); "Home Truths: Photography, Motherhood and Identity" and "Home Truths: Photography, Motherhood and Loss," two exhibitions curated by Bright that include Carucci's work and run concurrently in London in October; and Bright's book, Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood (Art/Books/Photographers' Gallery, 2013). All projects share a common purpose: exploring the rewards and ramifications of motherhood.
Elinor Carucci, a faculty member of the MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department at SVA, was born in Israel and studied photography at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. She has had solo shows at Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York; Gagosian Gallery, London; James Hyman Gallery, London; Ricco Maresca, New York; and Sasha Wolf, New York. Her photographs are in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum; Houston Museum of Fine Art; International Center of Photography, New York; and Museum of Modern Art, New York. Her work has been featured in such publications as Aperture, ARTnews, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine and W, and she has published three monographs: Closer (Chronicle, 2002), Diary of a Dancer (Steidl, 2005) and Mother. She has received awards and fellowships from institutions including the International Center of Photography, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the New York Foundation for the Arts.
Susan Bright has previously served as assistant curator of photographs at the National Portrait Gallery and acting director for the MA at Sotheby's Institute of Art, both in London. Exhibitions she has curated or co-curated include "Face of Fashion" (2007), National Portrait Gallery; "How We Are: Photographing Britain" (2007), Tate Britain, London; and "Something Out of Nothing" (2007), Fotogalleriet, Oslo. Her books include Art Photography Now (Thames and Hudson, 2005) and Auto-Focus: The Self Portrait in Contemporary Photography (Thames and Hudson, 2010), and she has written for Aperture, Foam, Ojodepez and Source, among other publications. She is pursuing a PhD in curating at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and in the spring of 2014 will be a visiting scholar at The Art Institute of Boston, Lesley University.
Presented by DEAR DAVE and the BFA Photography Department.