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Getting Closer, Becoming Mother: About Intimacy and Family.

In 2004 I became a mother. After a blissful pregnancy, my labor had to be induced; I ended up with an emergency cesarean section that left me wounded, weak, and in pain. A few days later I was sent home to my new life as a mother of twins. I tried somehow to deal with it all through my camera, hoping to portray the complexity of motherhood as honestly as I could.

The core of the work was derived from my feeling as one with my children. I was surprised by the strong, total, sensual, sometimes erotic physical connection I had with the children. I watch them as I mother them, learning so much, seeing so much. Photographing them forces me to see even more, and the children to show me more. Even when they are not with me, I see more of the world around me. I have never seen as much as I do now, as a mother.

Elinor Carucci

Elinor Carucci (1971, Israel) graduated in 1995 from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design with a degree in photography, and moved to New York that same year.
Her photographs are included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art New York, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Houston Museum of Fine Art, among others and her work appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Details, New York Magazine, W, Aperture, ARTnews and many more publications.