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VPA and Light Work to present photographer Elinor Carucci in guest artist lecture Feb. 7
SU’s College of Visual and Performing Arts and Light Work will co-sponsor renowned photographer Elinor Carucci, professor of photography at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, in a guest artist lecture Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m. in Watson Theater, 316 Waverly Ave.
Carucci will discuss her work as an artist and her career. The lecture is free and open to the public. Paid parking is available in all SU pay lots.
Carucci’s images capture a feeling of intimacy through photographs of her family. She started creating images at age 15, viewing her mother as her “natural point of origin” and her “connection to the world.” The images of her mother helped Carucci explore her femininity and helped her grow and separate into her own life. Since then, her work has expanded and she now photographs her father, brother and grandparents, among other family members. Her husband, Eran, has also become an important subject and source of inspiration, much like her mother before.
Carucci works in both black-and-white and color photography, and feels that color photography makes her work feel warmer and more vivid. She shoots intuitively, on the spot, with no planning, and her images depict what is happening rather than environments she has created. Through this style, Carucci has created images in which she and her family have discovered more about themselves, learning about attitudes and feelings they couldn’t necessarily see until captured in photographs.
Carucci received her B.F.A. in photography from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, Israel, and her work has been exhibited worldwide. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, an ICP Infinity Award and a Buhl Foundation Grant, among other awards. Her work can be found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and The Jewish Museum and International Center of Photography in New York City, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts and other institutions.
For more information, call Light Work at (315) 443-1300.