Gregory Crewdson (1962) was born in Brooklyn, New York.
Gregory Crewdson attended John Dewey High School and during his teenage years was part of the punk band ‘The Speedies’ that were prominent in the New York scene at the time. In the 1980s Crewdson enrolled at SUNY Purchase to study Photography. He later studied for Master of Fine Arts Degree at Yale University.
He has taught at Sarah Lawrence, Cooper Union, Vassar College and at Yale, where he still holds a position.