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Photographer Elinor Carucci’s Diary of Life in Isolation – NY Mag

Elinor Carucci’s work has always focused on the everyday. But her own domesticity has never been so intense nor so constrained.

   Photo: Elinor Carucci 5:55 (above) I just sleep less these days. Before, I needed my seven hours. Now I go to sleep at ten, eleven, midnight, and wake up at about five.

Elinor Carucci’s work has always focused on the everyday — the raw, joyful, exposed, and exposing business of humans who love each other sharing a space. And Carucci’s own domesticity has never been so intense nor so constrained. Carucci is sheltering in place in her 950-square-foot Manhattan apartment with her husband, Eran, and their teenage twins, Eden and Emmanuelle. With work, exercise, mealtime, and virtual socializing, the family tries to maintain some semblance of normalcy, but results are mixed. “I feel like I’m getting a little used to it,” says Carucci, who is Israeli. “But at the beginning, I had a lot of flashbacks to the Gulf War.” – Lisa Miller

6:55 I’m looking out the window more — especially if I hear an ambulance or people yelling. A few days ago, there was a helicopter. Photo: Elinor Carucci
6:55 I’m looking out the window more — especially if I hear an ambulance or people yelling. A few days ago, there was a helicopter. Photo: Elinor Carucci
 

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