Hugh Crawford began taking photographs as a child growing up on a walnut farm in Northern California. He studied photography and received a BA from Bard College and an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. His editorial work has appeared in Rolling Stone, New York Magazine, Tattler and Newsweek. His fine art work has been exhibited in galleries in New York City and San Francisco. A recipient of a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, he was also an artist-in-residence at ArtPark in Buffalo, NY. In 2012, he had a one-man show at The Old Stone House in Park Slope. In September, 2012, he participated in the Go Brooklyn Art Open Studio Weekend sponsored by the Brooklyn Museum. In December 2012, he will install a frieze in the lobby of the Brooklyn Public Library called Passage, Passage. He is currently at work on a book about Polaroid photographer Jamie Livingston. His photos can be seen daily on the No Words Daily Pix feature of Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn
From the show "Sections" December 2011 - February 2012
Hugh Crawford’s photographic tangles of rose bushes, ocean waves, the banks of the Gowanus Canal, architecture, and trees reify the tension between detail closely observed and panoramic vista intrinsic to the act of seeing. Created in the Autumn of 2011, the work addresses the entwinement of growth, death, and rebirth. Synthesized from multiple exposures reassembled in jagged composition, the work is printed in sections on photographic canvas, some as large as eight feet.
An interactive version of the show is at http://hughcrawford.com/sections/zoomable.html
A more detailed version of this work may be seen here