Elinor Carucci at PhotoFairs SF

Faculty member and photographer Elinor Carucci will have her work exhibited through her gallery, Edwynn Houk Gallery, at this year's PhotoFairs SF. Edwynn Houk Gallery, a photography gallery based in New York and Zurich, specializes in masters of twentieth-century photography with an emphasis on the 1920s and 1930s as well as contemporary photography. Representing acclaimed artists such as Sally Mann, Nick Brandt, Joel Meyerowitz, Lee Friedlander and Stephen Shore.


In recent times, Elinor Carucci has recieved much acclaim for her capture used to illustrate the viral story, Cat Person at the New Yorker. When asked about how she created the image and why the choice to use a real couple, she responded:

"I felt it had to be real, maybe because of the kind of photographer I am. My personal work is about the everyday dramas of real life, my own family, my own flaws and ugliness and joy and wonderfulness. I am drawn to photographing real things. In my editorial career—and I’ve been photographing for magazines for twenty years—I’ve learned that fashion and beauty is not what I want to do, and not where I’m strong. When you bring me into a real situation, a family or a couple, that’s where I work best. Also, practically, I knew these people would have to kiss in different ways for hours! I don’t know how I could have made two models do it."

To read more about her work behind the image, please click here.

PhotoFairs San Francisco, the cutting edge contemporary art fair dedicated to the photographic medium returns to the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason in San Francisco from Thursday, February 22nd - Sunday, February 25, 2018. The fair's international focus and boutique curation create an excellent environment to discover and collect innovative works of art. The Event will feature public talks programs, featured exhibitions and artist book signings.

For more information, please click here.