Crewdson’s epic photographic trilogy–a portrait of America a decade in the making.
Over the past three decades, Gregory Crewdson has been fleshing out a portrait of middle America, an America gazing wide-eyed at the glimmers of a fading dream. His cinematographically staged photos have pieced together the fragments of a twilight world tinged with numbness.
This book brings together three bodies of work made between 2012 and 2022: Cathedral of the Pines (2012-14), An Eclipse of Moths (2018-19) and Eveningside (2021-22). Envisaged as a trilogy, they provide unique insight into a decade of creation and offer a comprehensive view of the universe that has positioned Crewdson as one of the major figures of contemporary photography. This trilogy is introduced by Fireflies (1996), a pivotal series for grasping the intimate undercurrents in Crewdson’s work.
Gregory Crewdson (born 1962) is a graduate of SUNY Purchase and the Yale School of Art, where he is now the director of graduate studies in photography. His series Beneath the Roses is the subject of the 2012 documentary Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters. His work has been exhibited widely in the US and Europe. Crewdson is represented by Gagosian Gallery, New York.