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b. 1951, Canada

Robert Polidori Biography

Robert Polidori’s atmospheric photographs of interiors altered by the passage of time and the people who have lived in them are investigations into the psychological implications of the human habitat. He has shot all over the world: decaying mansions in the formerly splendid metropolis of Havana, the colonial architecture of Goa, India; Beirut’s courtyards showing traces of war; the devastation after the Chernobyl disaster; and urban dwellings in China and Dubai among other countries. In 2006, he was commissioned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to photograph New Orleans in the wake of Katrina.

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Polidori’s career as a fine-art photographer began in the early 1980s when he gained permission to document the restoration of the Palace of Versailles. Since then, he has returned to the palace several times to take more pictures, and in every one, his conception of rooms as metaphors and vessels of memory is evident. He produces his interiors by means of a single long exposure in natural lighting. His tonally rich and seductive photographs are the product of a view camera, long hours waiting for the right light, and careful contemplation of the camera angle. Polidori uses large-format sheet film, which he believes produces superior images to digital photography.

Robert Polidori won the World Press Award in 1998 and the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography in 1999 and 2000. He has published eleven books and his work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; and the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris.

Robert Polidori Featured Artworks

House of Amelia Pelaez, Estrada Palma 261, Vibora, Havana, Cuba by Robert Polidori contemporary artwork
Robert PolidoriHouse of Amelia Pelaez, Estrada Palma 261, Vibora, Havana, Cuba, 2001Epson archival inkjet print
50 x 40 inches
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Señora Faxas Residence, Miramar No. 3, Havana, Cuba by Robert Polidori contemporary artwork
Robert PolidoriSeñora Faxas Residence, Miramar No. 3, Havana, Cuba, 1997Fujicolor Crystal Archive print mounted to Dibond
40 x 50 inches
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Alvares Residence, Entrance Vestibule, Margao, Goa, India by Robert Polidori contemporary artwork
Robert PolidoriAlvares Residence, Entrance Vestibule, Margao, Goa, India, 2002Archival pigment inkjet print
50 x 40 inches
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Robert Polidori Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group exhibition, Winter Group Show at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Hong Kong
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6–28 February 2015 Group exhibition Winter Group Show Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Show, Summer Group Show at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Hong Kong
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27 June–6 September 2014 Group Show Summer Group Show Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Hong Kong

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'You always find something different': Sir Elton John on his love of photography Related Press 'You always find something different': Sir Elton John on his love of photography 14 March 2017, Christie's

‘A photograph brings me so much joy, they’re beautiful objects,’ says Sir Elton John, discussing a remarkable collection of 25 works by some of the world’s greatest photographers, to be offered at Christie’s in New York on 6 April 2017. Proceeds from the sale of these works will benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF), an international...

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Mapping architectural decay with Robert Polidori Related Press Mapping architectural decay with Robert Polidori 29 September 2016, AnOther

We at AnOther aren’t alone in finding an oddly beguiling beauty in abandoned buildings – in fact, a whole sub-genre of architectural photography, that of 'Ruin Porn', has risen up in celebration of them. When it comes to the ineffable attraction of such decay, Canadian photographer Robert Polidori is something of a connoisseur.

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Robert Polidori explores 'auto-constructed' cities in his first show at Paul Kasmin Gallery Related Press Robert Polidori explores 'auto-constructed' cities in his first show at Paul Kasmin Gallery 23 September 2016, Wallpaper*

In photographer Robert Polidori’s inaugural show at the Paul Kasmin Gallery – entitled Ecophilia / Chronostasis – gritty, urban photographs completely envelop the viewer, blocking the surrounding trendy Chelsea neighborhood. Polidori uses ‘dendritic’ to describe the industrial sprawl captured in this series – a...

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'The world we live in: through the lens of contemporary photography' presented by Sundaram Tagore Gallery and Collective 88 in partnership with Ayala Museum  Related Press 'The world we live in: through the lens of contemporary photography' presented by Sundaram Tagore Gallery and Collective 88 in partnership with Ayala Museum

Sundaram Tagore Gallery and Collective 88, in partnership with Ayala Museum, present 'The World We Live In: Through the Lens of Contemporary Photography', a specially curated exhibition that portrays how contemporary photographers document and interpret the world around us, creating images that are both aesthetically thrilling and deeply...

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