Gregory Crewdson was born in 1962 in Brooklyn, New York and received a BA at SUNY, Purchase and an MFA at Yale University. His photographs are included in numerous museums and public collections around the world including Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland; and National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Following the retrospective at Kunstverein Hannover (Germany, 2005, traveled to Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland and the Hasselblad Center, Sweden), the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome opened a major retrospective of his work in 2007. Another traveling exhibition is scheduled to open at the Kulturhuset Museum, Stockholm, in February 2011, followed by Sorte Diamant, Copenhagen and c/o Berlin, Berlin. Crewdson is a faculty member of the Department of Photography at Yale University. He lives in New York City.