Renowned photographer Gregory Crewdson, according to the International Center for Photography (ICP), is recognized for his elaborately staged scenes of small-town American life. Crewdson last shot Pittsfield in 2018, and before that in 2008. His work has been described as cinematic.

ICP further describes Crewdson's photographs as having dramatic and cinematic qualities and he often has an extensive support crew on-site for proper staging and lighting.

Beginning Wednesday, Crewdson will be staging a series of photoshoots around the city. The first round of shoots will be filmed through Sunday, Sept. 29th, and will include some road closures. His work is expected to continue into early to mid-October.

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This is Crewdsons' schedule of staged shoots to be done at multiple locations around Pittsfield:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 22 – Thursday, Sept. 23: Mill Street (under the railroad bridge). A segment of Mill Street will be closed by Hawthorne Avenue through the 130 block from approximately 5 to 7 p.m. each day.
  • Friday, Sept. 24: Former Jim’s House of Shoes. The parking spaces and bike lane on that block of North Street, from Summer Street to Columbus Avenue, will be closed off from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The southbound lane of North Street will remain open.
  • Saturday, Sept. 25: Former Lach’s Lounge. From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fenn Street will be closed at First Street to the city parking lot (the entrance closest to Fenn). Please note, businesses in that block are aware of the filming and will remain open and accessible.
  • Sunday, Sept. 26: Fourth Street Bridge. From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fourth Street will be closed from Lincoln Street to Silver Lake Boulevard.

An additional schedule will be provided for the second phase of filming

 

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