Born 1971 in Jerusalem, Israel, to a Mizrahi Jewish family of North African, Middle Eastern and Italian 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 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. Her work has been published in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Details, New York Magazine, W, Aperture, and ARTnews. She was awarded the International Center of Photography 2001 Infinity Award for Best Young Photographer, a Guggenheim Fellowship for Photography in 2002, and NYFA in 2010. Carucci has published four monographs to date: Closer (Chronicle Books, 2002), Diary of a Dancer (SteidlMack, 2005), MOTHER (Prestel, 2013) and Midlife (Monacelli Press, 2019) .Carucci teaches at the graduate program of Photography and Related Media at School of Visual Arts and is represented by Edwynn Houk Gallery.