Born in Brooklyn, New York, Gregory Crewdson is a graduate of SUNY Purchase and the Yale School of Art, where he is now Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Photography. His career as an artist spans more than three decades. His methodology of working with a feature-film-like lighting crew to tell a story in a single image has brought together the languages of photography and cinema, and is referenced widely in film, television, and other visual forms. He has produced a succession of widely acclaimed bodies of work, including Natural Wonder (1992–1997) Twilight (1998-2002) Dream House (2002), Beneath the Roses (2003-2008), Cathedral of the Pines (2013–2014) An Eclipse of Moths (2018-2019) and the recently released Eveningside (2021-2022) among others. Beneath the Roses (2003–2008), a series of pictures that took nearly ten years to complete—and which employed a crew of more than one hundred people—was the subject of the 2012 feature documentary Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters.
Crewdson’s awards include the Skowhegan Medal for Photography, a National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowship, and the Aaron Siskind Foundation Fellowship. He has published more than a dozen books of photographs including Hover (Artspace Books), Dream of Life (University of Salamanca, Spain), Twilight (Harry N. Abrams), Beneath the Roses (Harry N. Abrams), Gregory Crewdson: 1985 to 2005 (Hatje Cantz), Sanctuary (Harry N. Abrams), Gregory Crewdson, a catalogue raisonné, (Rizzoli), and, all with Aperture: Cathedral of the Pines, An Eclipse of Moths, and Alone Street. Most recently, Eveningside was published by Gallerie d’Italia | Skira in English, French, and Italian editions. Crewdson's work is exhibited widely and is in the permanent collections of institutions around the world. He lives and works in western Massachusetts.
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