'Carnal Knowledge is a step back into Eden, away from Sodom and Gomorrah, where love reigns over all, and a book which will become a classic of contemporary photography.' --- Charlie Finch, artnet
'Intimacy can be bruising, but Marder's subjects seem determined to risk it, even if their only connection is to the woman with the camera. As for the photographer, she's happy for her work to remain enigmatic, not an answer, but a clue.' --- Vince Aletti, Photograph Magazine
About the Author
Malerie Marder lives and works in Los Angeles. Marder studied at Bard College with Stephen Shore, and at Yale University with Gregory Crewdson, Philip-Lorca diCorcia and Nan Goldin, where she won the Schicke-Collingwood Prize and John Ferguson Weir Award. Her work is in several international collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne) and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York).
Gregory Crewdson is Professor Adjunct in Graduate Photography at the Yale University School of Art. Crewdson's work has been included in many international public collections. His most recent book is Sanctuary (Abrams).
Philip-Lorca diCorcia lives in New York, and since 1985 has exhibited his influential work at museums and galleries around the world. His most recent book is Thousand (Steidl).
James Ellroy is an American crime writer and essayist known for his hard-boiled, staccato style, author of novels including The Black Dahlia and L.A. Confidential.
Charlotte Cotton is Creative Director of the National Media Museum, UK. She was formerly head of programming at the Photographers' Gallery, London.