Robert Polidori-1923 Lamanch St.

Robert Polidori

Considered one of the world’s leading architectural photographers Robert Polidori creates meticulously detailed, large-scale color photographs that transcend the limits of pure architectural photography. He is fascinated by the remnants and traces of life that he finds scattered in hallways, left in back rooms and worn on facades. His quietly expressive photographs portray the rich colors and textures of neglected and estranged cities, including Chernobyl, Versailles, Havana and most recently New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Through the photograph’s ability to mummify the present moment, Polidori’s work eschews nostalgia in favor of the poignancy of absolute reality.