On Wednesday, March 6 2014. Aperture Foundation, in collaboration with the Department of Photography at Parsons the New School for Design, presented a talk and book signing with artist Elinor Carucci. A longtime artisan of the personal documentary image, Carucci’s photographs delve into the fissures and camaraderie of family. In an early series, Comfort, Carucci turned the lens on her parents, describing the hereditary aspects of her own identity. Another series, Closer, depicts a marriage fraught with infidelity and addiction. Carucci’s recent publication Mother (2013) documents the lives of her children, in a collection of images wrought using Carucci’s characteristic tactility with delicately personal subjects. After presenting, Carucci answered questions from the audience, and was available for a book signing.
This program was supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the board and members of Aperture Foundation.