Gregory Crewdson Book Cover Photo Detail of Untitled (from the Beneath The Roses series), 2003-2008 © Gregory Crewdson/Courtesy of Rizzoli New York, 2013.
A major new monograph from contemporary American photographer Gregory Crewdson, has been released by Rizzoli, with an introduction by Nancy Spector, an essay by Melissa Harris, and a series of image-inspired short narratives by Jonathan Lethem, which captures nearly three decades of the photographer’s iconic work. From the black and white Sanctuary images of 2009, shot at the legendary Cinecittà film studio in Rome, to the elaborately staged, small-town New England set pieces that made him famous, as well as the delicate, little-seen black and white frenzied fireflies shot by the artist during a solitary summer at a family cabin in the Berkshires. This in-depth collection -400 pages with dimensions of 13.9 x 12.9, reveals an artist touched in equal measure by the magic of cinema and a more private, otherworldly strangeness, the “moments between moments” of isolation and wonderment. A signing with the artist will be held 23 Novemeber, 2013, at the Gagosian Shop in New York.
Gregory Crewdson, an American photographer who is best known for elaborately staged scenes of small-town American life, received a B.A. from State University of New York at Purchase in 1958 and a MFA in photography from Yale in 1988. He is Director of Graduate Studies in Photography at the Yale University School of Art, and is represented by Gagosian Gallery in New York city. Crewdson has received numerous awards including the Skowhegan Medal for Photography, the National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowship and the Aaron Siskind Fellowship. His work has been included in many public collections, most notably the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.