Robert Polidori

BIOGRAPHY

1951-

Robert Polidori’s architectural photographs are immediately identifiable by their grandeur of scope and their romantic palette.  The structure may be in ruins, as in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina (After the Flood, 2006), exhibited at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, or Chernobyl (Zones of Exclusion, 2003), or near perfection (Versailles, 1991).  But there is always an emotional luxuriance to even the most shocking images, making them potent examples of both civilization’s destruction and its creativity.  Considered to be working at the pinnacle of architectural photography, Polidori was twice awarded the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award.