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Artist
Gregory Crewdson
Title
Untitled
Date
1996
Medium
color photography on warm-toned paper
Dimensions
Image: 19 × 23 inches (48.3 × 58.4 cm)Sheet: 20 × 23 15/16 inches (50.8 × 60.8 cm)Matted: 40 × 32 inches (101.6 × 81.3 cm)Framed: 40 × 32 inches (101.6 × 81.3 cm)
Tags
Photography
Credit Line
Gift of Zoë and Joel Dictrow.
Accession Number
2013.4.1
Gregory Crewdson is known for fabricating cinema-scale narratives using the landscape as his stage. The atmosphere of the landscape is often a key player in establishing the mood and psychological tension in his works. Gregory Crewdson actually considers this early, untitled photograph as one of the most profound works in his career, because it was the starting point to produce photographs that “create a sense of mystery in everyday life.” The hovering, harsh light seen through the window in the photograph came from a baseball stadium in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Crewdson photographed from inside the home of a woman who gave him freedom to wander at night and take images. Crewdson noted that he was “drawn to that location because I loved the way the light illuminated the nocturnal setting.”

Gregory Crewdson holds an MFA in photography from Yale. He has exhibited widely in the United States and Europe and is currently the Director of Graduate Studies in Photography at the Yale University School of Art.