Robert Polidori (b. 1951) currently lives and works in Ojai, California. In 1998 he won the World Press Award and he has twice won the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography (1999 and 2000). Polidori was a staff photographer for The New Yorker from 1998 - 2006. Polidori has published over 15 photo books, most recently Chronophagia and the two-volume book, Rio with Marc Ferrez. These follow the three-volume compilation of his pictures of Versailles, Parcours Museologique Revisite (Steidl, 2009) and After The Flood (Steidl, 2006), which recorded the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. The artist’s major solo exhibitions include a mid-career retrospective at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Fotografias at the Instituto Moreira Salles, and After the Flood at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2006. His work is held in numerous collections, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Robert Polidori: Ecophilia / Chronostasis, PAUL KASMIN GALLERY, New York, NY
Robert Polidori: 1986-2016 Remembering Chernobyl, GALERIE KARSTEN GREVE, Paris
Robert Polidori, Camera Work, Berlin, Germany"
Robert Polidori, Exteriors and Interiors," GALERIE KARSTEN GREVE, Köln
"Robert Polidori, Spuren der Zeit," MUSEUM BAD AROLSEN, Bad Arolsen, Germany
"Robert Polidori, Selected Works," ERIE ART MUSEUM, Erie, Pennsylvania\
"Robert Polidori, Versailles," MARY BOONE GALLERY, New York City, NY
"Robert Polidori, Selected Works," FAULCONER GALLERY, Grinnell, IA
"Fotografias," INSTITUTO MOREIRA SALLES, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro
"Robert Polidori," MUSEE D'ART CONTEMPORAIN, Montreal
"After the Flood," OGDEN MUSEUM, New Orleans, LA
"After the Flood," METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, New York, NY
"Fotografien," MARTIN GROPIUS BAU MUSEUM, Berlin