Gregory Crewdson is an American photographic artist.
Gregory Crewdson’s most recognized and iconic collection is Beneath the Roses. Branching off of his previous collections, Beneath the Roses was aimed to capture cinematic production in the stillness of one picture. With a budget similar to that of a small movie production, each image involved hundreds of people and weeks to months of planning.
Crewdson’s undeniable sense of innovation and creativity has evolved through the course of his career earning him the Skowhagen Medal for Photography and The National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowship in recognition for his recent works along with featured showing in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Brooklyn Museum.
He has taught at Sarah Lawrence, Cooper Union, Vassar College, and Yale University, where he has been on the faculty since 1993. He is now a professor at the Yale University School of Art. In 2012, he was the subject of the feature documentary film Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters. The film series followed the construction and the behind-the-scenes explanation from Crewdson himself of his thought process and vision for his pieces of his collection Beneath the Roses