Gregory Halpern was born in Buffalo in 1977 and currently lives in Los Angeles.

Awards / Grants

2014     John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
2014     Residency, Lightwork, Syracuse, NY
2013     Nominee, Henri Cartier-Bresson Prize
2012     Photobook Award, International Photobook Festival Kassel, Le Bal, Paris
06-08    Artist-in-Residence, Risley College for the Creative & Performing Arts, Cornell University
2005     Individual Photographer’s Fellowship, Aaron Siskind Foundation, New York, NY
2005     John Gutmann Fellowship, The San Francisco Foundation, San Francisco, CA
2005     Residency, Bemis Center, Omaha, Nebraska
2004     Nominee, Infinity Award, International Center for Photography
2001     Grant, LEF Foundation, Cambridge, MA
2001     Mark DeWolfe Howe Grant, Cambridge, MA
1999     Grant, Ella Lyman Cabot Trust, Dedham, MA


2014      East of the Sun, West of the Moon, Études Books
2014      The Photographer's Playbook, Aperture Foundation
2011      A, J&L Books
2009      Omaha Sketchbook (limited edition), J&L Books
2003      Harvard Works Because We Do, W.W. Norton / Quantuck Lane Press

Books (group)

2014     The Photobook: A History, Volume III, Edited by Martin Parr & Gerry Badger, Phaidon Press
2014     Songs From the Heart, BredaPhoto International Photo Festival Catalogue
2013     Ineffably Urban: Imaging Buffalo, Edited by Miriam Paeslack, Ashgate Books
2013     Notes from the Foundry, Spaces Corners Books
2013     Photobook Award 2012, Kasseler Fotoforum / Schaden
2013     White Boys, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College (catalog)
2012     A Survey of Documentary Styles in Early 21st Century Photobooks (Exhibition Catalogue)
2012     Photographs Not Taken: A Collection of Photographers' Essays, Daylight Books
2012     Light & Lens: Photography in the Digital Age, Edited by Robert Hirsch, Focal Press
2012     Problematica Physica (Zine), Ohja Books, Essen, Germany
2011     No Destiny, Transitions: Rochester, Visual Studies Workshop & Fotodok
2010     Smoke Bath, Seems Books
2010     SF Jazz, TBW Books, Edited by Paul Schiek
2010      "A Postmodern World," Tell Mum Everything is OK, Editions FP&CF
2009     The Collector's Guide to Emerging Art Photography, Humble Arts Foundation
2008     Let Us Now Praise San Francisco, Marx & Zavattero Gallery
2007     City on the Edge: Buffalo, New York, by Mark Goldman, Prometheus Books
2007     Artists of Invention: A Century of California College of the Arts
2004     Picturing Texts: Composition in a Visual Age, Lester Faigley, W.W. Norton & Co.
2003     25 Under 25, Powerhouse Books & The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University
2003     Hope Dies Last, Interview by Studs Terkel, The New Press

Solo Exhibitions

2012     A, Galerie Wouter van Leeuwen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2012     A, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2012     A, Clamp Art, New York, NY
2011     Day-Blink, Primary Gallery, New York, NY
2010     Omaha Sketchbook, Polyester Gallery, Omaha, NE
2009     Thin on the Ground, A4 Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Boston, MA
2007     I’m Afraid I Love You, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
2006     Buffalo Pictures, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2005     Buffalo Pictures, The San Francisco Foundation, San Francisco, CA
2003     Harvard Works Because We Do, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University

Group Exhibitions
2014     Breda International Photo Festival, Breda, The Netherlands
2014     Unseen
, Foam Magazine Photo Fair, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2014     PGH Photo Fair, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
2014     Art Rotterdam
, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2013     Unseen, Foam Magazine Photo Fair, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2013     Six Rooms
, The Mine Factory & Spaces Corners, Pittsburgh, PA
2013     Summer in the City, Galerie Wouter van Leeuwen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2013     White Boys, Haverford College, Haverford, PA
2013     Photo Forum 2012, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, 9.1.2012 - 1.7.2013
2012     VICE Photo Show, Black and White Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2012     Centrum Beeldende Kunst Utrecht, Transitions, Utrecht, The Netherlands
2012     Into the Woods, Clamp Art, New York, NY
2012     A Survey of Documentary Styles in Early 21st Century Photobooks, Gallery Carte Blanche, San Francisco, CA
2011     Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, The Greater Area, Philadelphia, PA
2011     Young & Rubicam, New York, NY
2010     Biennial Septembre de la Photographie (Le Garage Artists' Books), Lyon, France
2010     One-Hour Photo, The American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center, Washington, DC
2008     Marx & Zavattero, Let Us Now Praise San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
2008     MomentaArt, Working Title, Brooklyn, NY
2007     Yuerba Beuna Center for the Arts, Collectively, San Francisco, CA
2007     Oakland Museum of Art, CCA Centennial, Oakland, CA
2007     Never Been to Tehran, traveled to Iran, Turkey, New Zealand, Denmark & Germany
2007     Tsinghua University, Critical Art, Beijing, China, traveled to Hang Zhou Museum of Art
2004     Jack Hanley Gallery, Land of the Free, San Francisco, CA
2003     NYU, The Gray Gallery, 25 Under 25: Up and Coming American Photographers
2003     Southern Exposure Gallery, Landing, San Francisco, CA

Selected Reviews / Press

2014     British Journal of Photography, “Play and Learn,” June Issue
2013     IMA Magazine, "Upcoming Photographers Around the World," Summer, Vol. 4
2012     The New Yorker, "Gregory Halpern," by Vince Aletti
2012     Aperture PhotoBook Review 002
2012     ArtReview, Gregory Halpern: "A," by Siona Wilson, Issue 57 (March)
2012     The Great Leap Sideways, "Hope in the Dark," by Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa
2012     Claxton Projects
2012     Ahorn Magazine, Issue 8
2012     The Atlantic Cities, "Faces of the Rust Belt," by Bonnie Tsui
2011     Photo-Eye Magazine, "A," by Adam Bell
2011     Photo District News, "Gregory Halpern Explores the Rustbelt," by Conor Risch
2011     Philadelphia Weekly, "Photo Arts Center Tackles Urban Living With 'The Greater Area'"
2011     City Newspaper, "Transitions Rochester"
2010     Afterimage, "Omaha Sketchbook," by Ron Jude
2004     The New York Times Book Review, "Harvard's Working Poor," by Margo Jefferson


2014     Introduction to Todd Hido on Landscapes, Interiors, and The Nude: The Photography Workshop Series (Aperture)
2013     American Suburb X: On Documentary Ethics
2012     VICE Magazine, Interview
2012     Photographs Not Taken: A Collection of Photographers' Essays, Daylight Books


2004     MFA in Photography, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
1999     BA in History and Literature, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

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