September 24, 2011
Elinor Carucci - My children
All parents take pictures of their children. And every child is photogenic. But strangely, very few are the pictures reaching any artistic level and offering more than the anecdotical value of the domestic cliche. So, when a photographer succeeds in reaching such a level, it's the sign it's a great artist. We can name Sally Mann of course, and some others I posted on this blog (Anastasia Chernyavsky, Jesse Burke, Betsy Schneider, Jessica Devic, Sundew, Gary Isaacs, see on the side to click on the link). Most of them are women. Not a coincidence I think but here is not the place to analyse why. Here's another one, Elinor Carucci, an American who makes of some very average, natural and intimate scenes some moving images. The truth of the flesh is potently reproduced. She deserves to be admired. Here her site. There's much more to see than on the series I post although they are my faves, those with her children.