How Will Gregory Crewdson’s Photos Portray The City Of Pittsfield?
Photographer Gregory Crewdson is wrapping up filming in the City of Pittsfield on Wednesday with one final shoot. Crewdson will be shooting at the intersection of Onota and Linden Streets between 9 am and 9 pm. There will be some intermittent traffic control throughout the day with a road closure at the Onota and Linden intersection from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
During the shoot, there will be additional road closures in the following locations:
- Linden Street at King Street
- Linden Street just west of the Crossroads Café
- Onota Street at Chestnut Street
- Onota Street at Monroe Street
During the first round of photoshoots, filming took place under the railroad bridge on Mill Street, at the former Jim’s House of Shoes on North Street, at the former Lach’s Lounge on Fenn Street (see this article header photo), and at the Fourth Street Bridge.
The second round of shooting took place last week at the Getty parking lot on Elm and Newell streets, 568 East Street, 1420 East Street, and the Tyler Street vicinity by the Dairy Cone.
Are the photographs that Crewdson is taking going to display Pittsfield in a bad light?
Previous articles written about these photoshoots drew various reactions from our listeners and readers. Some of them were positive and showed interest in seeing the completed photo project when it's available.
Some of the comments were fairly negative and pointed toward the city being portrayed negatively. For example, one comment on Facebook took a sarcastic jab at the photoshoots...
Yeah, it’s gonna make the city look good taking shots of all the closed and boarded up businesses.
Well, they say the proof is in the pudding, so we will just have to wait and see the photos when they are released and then judge for ourselves just how positively or negatively Crewdson has portrayed the city.
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