Gregory Crewdson

Selected works


Born in 1962 in Brooklyn, Gregory Crewdson lives and works in New York. A leading figure in American photography, he stages his photographs like films, using actors, sets, props people, storyboards and make-up artists. In this way, he addresses the dark side of the American dream as well as his own psychological issues. He believes that only photography always remains silent. There is no before and no after. The events it captures do not unveil their mystery. 


On the occasion of his exhibition Eveningside at Galerie Templon and as part of Paris Photo, Gregory Crewdson has been invited by the Maison Européenne de la Photographie. An artist talk with curator Jean-Charles Vergne will take place on  November 10, 2023 at 6pm in the auditorium. Free admission on presentation of an admission ticket.

The Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris

November 10, 2023



On the occasion of Rencontres de la photographie d’Arles, Gregory Crewdson will present four series: Fireflies, Cathedral of the Pines, An Eclipse of Moths and Eveningside from July 3, 2023.

La Mécanique Générale, Arles

From July 3 to September 24, 2023



On the occasion of the group show Beautés at FRAC Auvergne, Gregory Crewdson and Jeanne Vicerial will exhibit two works, The Shed and Armor n°4, until November 5, 2023.

FRAC Auvergne, France From June 22 to November 5, 2023



As part of the group show Contours du réel at Topographie de l’Art, James Casebere and Gregory Crewdson will exhibit two artworks each from February 3, 2023.

Topographie de l’Art, Paris

From February 3 to April 5, 2023


SOLO SHOW – Eveningside

The exhibition “Gregory Crewdson. Eveningside”, curated by Jean-Charles Vergne, will open on October 12, 2022 in Torino, Italy. Alongside works from his previous series Cathedral of the Pines (2012-2014), An Eclipse of Moths (2018-2019) and earlier minimalist Fireflies (1996) pictures, the internationally-acclaimed American photographer will display a brand new eponymously-titled series of photographs, Eveningside (2021-2022) as the exhibition’s centerpiece.

Gallerie d’Italia, Torino, Italy

From October 12, 2022 to January 22, 2023


American Photography – solo show

L’exposition du musée Albertina fait la part belle cette saison au renouveau de l’iconographie américaine après 1945. Les photographes ont fait un road trip et ont créé des séries qui dépeignent la société américaine sous un jour critique. Pour capter la dynamique des grandes villes, la tendance était d’utiliser un langage pictural spontané, proche de l’instantané. En revanche, d’autres travaux impliquent la mise en scène de tableaux élaborés, semblables à des films, qui permettent de s’interroger sur la réalité et l’illusion photographiques, ainsi que sur les évolutions sociétales.

Albertina Museum, Albertinapl. 1, 1010 Wien Vienna 

Until November 28, 2021


« Un goût de vacances, des saveurs d’été » – Group show

Summer goes with vacation. It is a time for going out, for walking in the middle of nature, for bathing in the sea. It is the period when we pick up fruits, where we cultivate our garden, where we spend time with our family and friends, where we meet people. It is about camping, swimming, tanning on the beach, sailing, surfing, paragliding, discovering new places, traveling. Because of the pandemic we were likely to forget it.

Through their works and installations, the guest artists bring this back to life, and rekindle our emotions.

Abbaye Saint André – Centre d’art contemporain

Place du Bûcher, Meymac

From July 11 to October 17, 2021


LE MAUVAIS OEIL – group show

Major photographer Gregory Crewdson takes part in the exhibition “The Evil Eye”, held at the FRAC Auvergne. The exhibition, based both on the female figure of the Oracle and on the prediction and signs of a global collapse, is an artistic reflection on the state of our contemporary world. The evil eye, an archaic figure of anathema, finds its most diverse variations in this exhibition.

From September 19 to January 10, 2021

FRAC Auvergne, 6 Rue du Terrail, 63000 Clermont-Ferrand, France


Gregory Crewdson: Cathedral of the Pines – solo show

Camerimage Film Festival and the Centre of Contemporary Art ‘Znaki Czasu’ in Toruń are pleased to present new photographs by Gregory Crewdson, in collaboration with Gagosian New York.

The work of the American photographer Gregory Crewdson has gained great acclaim from both critics and art collectors worldwide. His photographs are an embodiment of sophistication: meticulously composed and executed with great attention to detail, they easily engrave themselves in the viewer’s memory. Some of Crewdson’s earlier series had been planned months in advance and created with the help of a team of up to 40 people, which naturally evokes associations with a movie set. During his 20 years of activity as a photographer, his unmistakable style has won him global recognition. His latest project, Cathedral of the Pines, however, is his most intimate endeavour yet.

Before coming to the Centre of Contemporary Art in Toruń, Cathedral of the Pines was both exhibited at Gagosian in New York, where it was received with great acclaim. Toruń will be the second of two European cities to hold the exhibition, the other being London.  
On Sunday, November 12, the Centre of Contemporary Art will hold a meeting with the artist.

CENTRE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, TORUN, POLAND From 12/11/2017 to 07/02/2018


The Becket Pictures – solo show 

The FRAC Auvergne devotes an exhibition to the American photographer Gregory Crewdson,  20 May – 17 September 2017.

It is the first exhibition of this major artist, internationally acclaimed, in a French institution. It is accompanied by the publication of the book ‘The Becket Pictures’.

This exhibition will gather the Fireflies (1996) and Cathedral of the Pines (2013-2014) series, both made in the town of Becket, Massachusetts, where the artist spent a part of his childhood.

It will also show a collection of works from the series Beneath the Roses (2003-2008).


FRAC AUVERGNE, CLERMONT-FERRAND, FRANCE From 05/20/2017 to 9/17/2017



On the occasion of the two concurrently exhibitions « Cathedral of the Pines » at Galerie Daniel Templon in Paris and Brussels, the American artist Gregory Crewdson is presenting his most recent body of work in a talk with Michel Poivert, art historian specialized in photography.

In images that recall nineteenth-century painting, Crewdson captures motionless figures in both natural environments and domestic interiors, charged with ambiguity. Ever since his nocturnal Twilight series (1998–2002), Crewdson has worked with a full crew, planning his elaborately staged images in a process similar to that of a movie director. His use of the codes governing the cinema of fantasy films, psychological drama and suspense conjures forebears such as Diane Arbus, Alfred Hitchcock and Edward Hopper.

These new works were shot on location in Becket, Massachusetts, where Crewdson retreated, in search of inspiration. ‘It was deep in the forests of Becket, Massachusetts that I finally felt darkness lift, experienced a reconnection with my artistic process, and moved into a period of renewal and intense creative productivity,’ he explains.



CENTRE POMPIDOU, PETITE SALLE, PARIS, FRANCEFriday, 9/9/2016, 7pm - 8:30pmFree entrance