Image: Holding Emmanuelle (2008)
These are a spectacular series of photos, called Born by Israeli-American photographer, Elinor Carucci about her experience of pregnancy and motherhood. Is there a mother alive who does not recognise the moment above?
And the one below? Come over here and apologize! (2010).
“Like many women, motherhood really took over me,” she explains. “It was very much about me being a mother and [the] strong, unusual bond with the kids. Even though Eran really helped me—he’s a big part of my work technically and conceptually—I felt it was more about me and the kids, the three of us as one unit.”
Her children are now school age and Carucci continues to record their lives (an image from her more recent work on the right). “I am still photographing the kids, but it is in a different stage. Some of the images I am working on now have been shot outside. I moved outside because they’re moving away from me. I am following them into America.”
Carucci has a monograph called Mother coming out in 2013-14 that will show nine years of her motherhood/childhood work with her children. It is on my wish list.