Due to concerns surrounding the spread of the Coronovirus/COVID-19, this event will be held online. The program will take place via Zoom video conferencing. RSVP to receive more details on how to join.​ 

Join us virtually for a special evening with acclaimed Isreali photographer Elinor Carucci as she shares her intimate autobiographical photographs that chronicle aging, illness, and family over the past two decades. Carucci will discuss her recent monograph, Midlife, a continued observation of women’s changing bodies, health, and the ever-shifting roles in marriage and family as time pressures on. Carucci will also present her most recent photographs, work she has made in response to the spread of the Coronavirus/COVID-19.

This program will take place on Zoom. Those who register to attend will receive an email with a link to join the lecture through a computer or mobile devices thirty minutes prior to the program start time. Please download the Zoom app (required for participation) on your device prior to the program. Learn how to download the latest version of Zoom to your computer or mobile device. For more questions about the virtual lecture, please contact: [email protected].

To reserve your signed copy of Elinor Carucci's Midlife ($45), please contact [email protected] Books will ship when ICP re-opens.

About Reimagining the Image

This series examines film, photography, and new media from the artist’s perspective. Taking lens-based work as a starting point, Reimagining the Image invites in imagemakers who pose questions about the social function of photography, use alternative and emerging practices, and ask critical questions about the form.


Born 1971 in Jerusalem, 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. 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, Aperture, ARTnews and many more publications. She was awarded the ICP Infinity Award in 2001, The Guggenheim Fellowship in 2002 and NYFA in 2010.  Carucci has published three monographs to date, Closer, Chronicle Books 2002 and Diary of a dancer, SteidlMack 2005 and MOTHER, Prestel 2013.  In fall of 2019 Monacelli Press published her fourth monograph, Midlife.

Carucci teaches at the graduate program of Photography and Related Media at School of Visual Arts and is represented by Edwynn Houk Gallery, where she will have a solo show of Midlife in May 2020.

About Midlife (Monacelli Press)

From acclaimed photographer Elinor Carucci comes this vivid chronicle of the passage through aging, family, illness, and intimacy.

It is a period of life that is universal to everyone, yet this narrative—in all its nuance—is strikingly absent from our cultural dialogue. Midlife (October 2019) is a moving and empathetic portrait of a woman grappling with inexorable change. As we observe the visual and unavoidable details of life— graying hair and aging skin, the pressure and joys of marriage, illness and recovery from a hysterectomy, parents becoming grandparents, and accepting children’s increasing independence—we are invited to witness and reflect on the experiences we all share contending with the challenges of life, love, and change.


Image: © Elinor Carucci