Robert Polidori


The large-format chromogenic prints created by Robert Polidori depict a grand sense of destruction and desolation. The interrupted landscapes are hauntingly void of humans and offer only traces of previous human existence. Polidori has traveled internationally to find these forgotten cities where natural or man-made circumstances have caused everyone to flee. New Orleans, Havana, Versailles and Chernobyl are among the cities that the artist has photographed. Polidori is a staff photographer for The New Yorker and has exhibited with Marti-Gropius-Bau in Berlin and Lombard-Freid Fine Arts in New York City. Last fall, Polidori exhibited documentary photos of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans at The Met in New York City, and the exhibition was reviewed in The New York Times. In 2003, Art in America reviewed the artist’s exhibition at Pace/MacGill in New York City.