Gregory Halpern was born in 1977 in Buffalo, New York.
He has published a number of books, including A (2011), Omaha Sketchbook(2009) and East of the Sun, West of the Moon (2014), a collaboration with Ahndraya Parlato. He also edited, along with Jason Fulford, The Photographer’s Playbook: Over 250 Assignments and Ideas (2014). He holds a BA in History and Literature from Harvard University and an MFA from California College of the Arts. In 2014 he was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.
Halpern’s most recent publication ZZYZX won the 2016 Aperture Photobook of the Year Award at Paris Photo. The book received critical acclaim for its restrained design putting Halpern’s photography in the limelight.