Uncanny landscapes: An artist talk with American photographer Gregory Crewdson



15 April 2011

American photographer Gregory Crewdson has made a distinctive contribution to the aesthetics of photography with his ambitious and beautifully crafted work whose aesthetic owes as much to history painting and cinema as it does to contemporary photography. His disturbingly beautiful, large-scale, small-town American landscape narratives created a distinctive and perplexing world; his latest work deploys the melancholy strangeness of Cinecitta's ruins to create a different kind of photographic uncanny. At this free public forum, he talked about the full scope of his work.

Co-presented by Sydney Ideas, the Power Institute and the US Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.


  • Professor Gregory Crewdson
    Adjunct Professor of Photography, Yale University School of Art

    Crewdson was a visitor at the US Studies Centre in April 2011.

    Gregory Crewdson is professor (adjunct) of photography at the Yale University School of Art. He has exhibited widely in the United States and Europe. Crewdson's work is represented in many public collections including the Museum of Modern Art...