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.