In a lonely place

Gregory Crewdson (author), Craig Burnett (author)
The American middle-class nightmare: nothing is clean, orderly, idyllic, or romantic. In his perfectly staged, hyper-realistic tableaux, photographer Gregory Crewdson (*1962) reveals the claustrophobic limbo and abyss of spiritual repression that is the typical suburb. Here hushed-up violence, alienation, isolation, and emptiness are nothing new or unfamiliar, but rather part of the everyday neigh
In a lonely place
Gregory Crewdson Craig Burnett
Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2011
158 p. : ill.
Catalogus n.a.v. de tentoonstelling te Stockholm (Kulturhuset) van 19 maart tot 12 juni 2011
9783775731362 (hardback)
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761.2 (SISO) Fotografen (ZIZO)

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About Gregory Crewdson

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Gregory Crewdson (born September 26, 1962) is an American photographer. He photographs tableaux of American homes and neighborhoods.

Life and career

Crewdson was born in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. He attended John Dewey High School, graduating early.

As a teenager, he was part of a power pop group called The Speedies that hit the New York scene. Their song, "Let Me Take Your Foto" proved to be prophetic to Crewdson's future career. In 2005, Hewlett Packard used the song in advertisements to promote its digital cameras.

At Purchase College, State University of New York, he enrolled in a Photo 101 class taught by Laurie Simmons on a whim, and fell in love with the medium. He went on to study with Jan Groover before graduating. He then received his MFA in Photography at the Yale School of Art, where he is now a professor and director of graduate studies in P…Read more on Wikipedia