Looking and photographing inward: into our own lives, our bodies and intimate experiences.

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NOTE: This class will be held in an online format. 
Class meets approximately 9am-2:30pm EDT (Full Course Schedule Below)

Intimacy can be found everywhere, we can look inward and into our own lives, our bodies or our intimate experiences, or those of our family and friends.  And we can find intimacy in the streets, in the bus or train, in a bar or park. We can find intimacy in landscapes and urbanscapes, in how a place feels, in how we feel or think, in any given day, in any given place.

Many artists find that their best work is inspired by the personal physical or mental spaces in which they themselves experience or they can find a way to reach to depth of other people lives and stories. By photographing the people and places with whom they are intimately acquainted, or by making themselves get to levels of intimacy with strangers, they are able to communicate a more profound level of understanding through their images.

This workshop enables students to enhance their vision and style while delving deeper into the emotions and nuances of their lives and what is around them, their surroundings, the people and places they choose to go to and observe, any experience that they encounter.

During this intensive workshop, participants will be guided in the conception and realization of a personal photo project.  

The workshop’s main objective is to provide students with a technical and conceptual fluency that they may apply within their own practice.

Students’ work will be discussed at the beginning of the workshop and each student will receive personalized feedback and exercises for improvement.

The work of photographers such as Jen Davis, Richard Billingham, Emmet Gowin, Nan Goldin, Larry Sultan, Leigh Ledere, Tierney Gearon and others will be shown and inform class discussions, deconstructing a variety of examples to further the student’s own work.

Students are encouraged to break through the boundaries between themselves and their subjects as they work on their own project over the course of this intensive one week workshop.

This workshop will encourage students to find intimacy, to use this intimacy they find in order to investigate, comment on, and reveal the spaces and people their lives brings them to.

Elinor will talk about all the aspects of both her work and the industry, and the intimacy both in her personal work but also how her intimate approach to photography led her to editorial and commercial jobs, and how she applies her style to those projects. She will share with the students her view on teaching, working with galleries, clients and so on, for a truly intense and complete workshop experience.

The class will meet from 9am – 2:30pm EDT each day (sessions may go a little bit longer) and there will be a short break for lunch.  

Monday – Introduction session of 2-3 minutes for each student to say a few words about themselves.  Elinor will introduce herself, talk about the week and schedule.  Everyone will show their work and discuss plans for their projects for the week.

Tuesday – Class meeting + presentation on photographers’ work then one-on-one sessions.

Wednesday – Elinor’s lecture about her work, short break and then everybody showing work.

Thursday – Class meeting + presentation on photographers’ work and then one on one sessions.

Friday – 9:30am  – 12:00pm EDT – Each student will share work and thoughts about final edits and presentations word.  There will be a final get together with the class from 3 – 5pm EDT, for everyone to celebrate by sharing their final projects and closing notes for the week.

All Images: ©Elinor Carucci

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Instructor: Elinor Carucci

Born in 1971 in Jerusalem to a Jewish family of North African and Bukharian descent, Elinor Carucci graduated in 1995 from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design with a degree in photography and moved to New York that same year.  

Her work has been included in many solo and group exhibitions worldwide, solo shows include Edwynn Houk Gallery, Fifty One Fine Art Gallery, FoMU, and Gagosian Gallery, London among others and group shows include The Museum of Modern Art New York, MoCP Chicago and The Photographers' Gallery, London. 

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 editorial work appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, W, Aperture, and many more publications.