Robert Polidori who was born in Montreal in 1951, Canada, currently lives in New York and Paris. Extensive photo articles published in such magazines as The New Yorker - for which he works as editorial photographer alongside Martin Schoeller - Architectural Digest, Geo, or Vanity Fair marked the foundation of Polidori's international success, which has officially been recognized by his receiving awards such as the Deutsche Photobuchpreis or the Albert-Eisenstaedt-Award. International Museum exhibitions like the METROPOLITAN MUSEUM (New York), the MARTIN-GROPIUS-BAU (Berlin) or the MUSÉE D'ART CONTEMPORAIN DE MONTRÉAL (Montreal), further add to his numerous gallery exhibitions. Apart from the splendid photographs of the palaces of the world, Polidori also documents the often devastating impact of human encroachment upon his environment, as exemplified by his haunting series on the Chernobyl disaster and his documentation of the impact of hurricane "Katrina" in 2005. Numerous publications elaborate on the extensive work of Polidori and have been published in recent years, including our edition «Exclusion zones: Pripyat and Chernobyl», which accompanies our exhibition and was published by the STEIDL Verlag.
Concours Les finalistes du Prix Pictet Prix de la photographie sur le développement durable, d’une valeur de 50 000 livres
Les plus grands photographes du globe participent au premier concours mondial de photographie sur le développement durable
Président d’honneur: Kofi Annan
Membres du Jury : Francis Hodgson (Président), Peter Aspden, Régis Durand, Leo
Johnson, Abbas Kiarostami, Richard Misrach et Loa Haagen Pictet Paris, le 16 Juillet, 2008. Fleuves couleur de sang, inondations, tempêtes de sable dans
les déserts créés par la main de l'homme... autant d’images préoccupantes sélectionnées pour le Prix Pictet, premier prix international de la photographie orienté vers le développement durable, avec pour sa premi&egr... Livre Berlin Now Edited by Dagmar von Taube A city at the crossroads of history, Berlin is a dynamic metropolis known for its edgy and vibrant role in the worlds of fashion, art, media, film, business, and politics. This photographic portfolio features works by iconic artists such as Peter Lindbergh, Elliott Erwitt, Oliver Mark, Andreas Mühe and Daniel Biskup, as well as rising stars from the newest generation of photographs. Browse stunning images of Berlin’s past glories and hardships, as well as multi-faceted glimpses of its current eclectic energy. Edited by Dagmar von Taube, reporter with her finger on the pulse of international society; in collaboration with top Berlin photo gallery Camera Work and the Ullstein-Bildarchiv, renowned archive of photographic art.
Berlin, eine Metropole am Schei - deweg der Geschichte, sprüht vor Leben und setzt... Livre Robert Polidori - Moods of La Habana In his fascinating images, star photographer Robert Polidori casts an objective glance at and behind the decaying facades of the Cuban capital. Accompanied by original Cuban music which moves back and forth between deep melancholy and unbridled joie de vivre, the viewer can experience the soul of Cuba the sould of Havana through the inhabitant's faces, architecture and music. Music CDs Authentic sounds of Cuba on four CDs, including original recordings from the clubs and streets of Havana..
Relié: 80 pages
Editeur : Edel Classics Gmbh; Édition : Har/Com (mars 2007)
Langue : Allemand
... Livre Robert Polidori: After the Flood From Publishers Weekly
With only a brief introduction, photographer Polidori plunges the reader into hurricane Katrina's wake of destruction across the Gulf coast. Oversize photos capture the stark reality: whole neighborhoods under water and later in shambles, and close-ups of sodden bedrooms, mud-scoured kitchens and painterly mold spores. As the more than 500 photos taken between September 2005 and April 2006 progress, destruction eventually gives way to temporary trailers, which appear next to the rubble. The poignant absence of humans and short captions give the collection a powerful austerity, though some viewers may find it relentlessly clinical. (Nov.)
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In late September 2005, Robert Polidori trav... Vente Christie's Paris, succès record pour les ventes de photographies
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Succés pour les ventes de photographie : €4.609.550
Photographies : €2.982.300
Photographies contemporaines : €1.163.475
Agathe Gaillard : €463.775
4 Records du Monde ont été atteints
Paris – Avec €4,6M les résultats des trois ventes de photographies démontrent que le marché reste très solide. Les collectionneurs du monde entier se sont manifestés pour enchérir sur les pièces d’exception à l’instar du groupe exceptionnel de 27 tirages réalisé par l’artiste Hiroshi Sugimoto vendu €481.500. Commanditée par le Guggenheim Berlin, Sugimoto entreprend à partir de 1999, une série de photographies au Musée Ma... Vente Sale - Phillips de Pury & Company
New York - Phillips de Pury & Company is pleased to announce the highlights of the forthcoming Photographs sale on Saturday 9 April 2011, to be held at its Park Avenue location.
“We are looking forward to bringing the Photographs preview to our flagship space at 57 Street and Park Avenue. The uptown location will be a fresh setting to showcase our exhibition, comprised of a diverse selection of classic and contemporary photographs to fulfill the needs of our international clientele.” Vanessa Kramer, Worldwide Director of Photographs.
Highlights of the New York Photographs sale include: Cindy Sherman’s Untitled #278, 1993, estimated at $200,000-$300,000, exemplifying the famed photographer’s poignant critiques of the fashion industry, juxtaposed by one of the most revered images i... Vente Auction Photographs at Sotheby's Sotheby's May 2010 auction of Photographs features remarkable works from all periods of the history of photography.
Amongst the highlights of the sale is an exquisite albumen print of the eminent La Villette, rue Asselin, fille publique faisant le quart devant sa porte, 1921 by the famous and acclaimed early 20th century French photographer Eugène Atget.
The modern section comprises an intriguing group of vintage prints from the estate of the German avant-garde photographer Heinz Hajek-Halke. The collection is headed by two vintage silver prints from the Black and White Nudes series (1930-36) and includes a selection of photo-montages and abstract experimental studies from the 1930s and 1940s.
Furthermore, the Property from an Important French Collection includes significant works by such outstanding figure... Exposition Exhibition : Robert Polidori at Paul Kasmin Gallery Paul Kasmin Gallery's press release
Paul Kasmin Gallery is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition of acclaimed photographer Robert Polidori, on view from September 8 - October 15, 2016 at 515 W. 27th Street.
This exhibition will be the first U.S. show to feature Polidori’s “dendritic cities,” a body of work begun in 2007. He appropriates the term “dendritic” from the branching extensions of a cell structure and uses it to describe the auto-constructed cities (as opposed to pre-planned urban developments) that have appeared as a result of industrialism, including Amman, Mumbai and Rio de Janeiro. The exhibition will feature three monumental photographs taken in India, including an expansive mural of a street in Mumbai known locally as “60 Feet Road.”
Long sensit... Exposition Exposition Robert Polidori The exhibition displays more than twenty large-format works from various of his renowned series – including four epochal unique works of the artist – that without exception have never been shown at any previous exhibition before.
The exhibition focuses on the artist’s extensive documentation of the renovations and restoration work in the Palace of Versailles, which he intensively photographically accompanied over a period of 25 years. Through the sumptuous chambers, the thorough restorations of the Palace during the 1980s as well as through the precise details, that have been destined as the photographic subjects of Robert Polidori, the viewer gets an insight into the cautiously preserved past of this history-charged place. Simultaneously, the history connects with the present and lets the glamorous ... Exposition Exhibition "Color" at the CWC Gallery in Berlin
The exhibition Color presents over 100 photographs various positions of artistic color photography and gives with works of path breaking artists like Edward Steichen, Jeanlopu Sieff, Helmut Newton, William Eggleston, Stephen Shore, Jeff Koons up to Nadav Kander, Robert Polidori or Martin Schoeller insights into the development of the handling and the aesthetisication of color within the field of photography,
Beyond the usual process of colorizing black and white prints afterwards colour photography established itself from the 1930s onwards first within fashion and advertisement photography and quickly became an essential tool for the mass media and the entertainment industry. Colour used to pertain an adequate tool to describe the world how it could be in our imagination and wishes – colour outlines, accentu... Exposition Les portraits de Mekas et Polidori à New York
Edwynn Houk Gallery is pleased to announce a unique and unusual collaborative exhibition of portrait photographs by long-time friends Jonas Mekas and Robert Polidori. A legendary filmmaker, Mekas is also the founder and director of the Anthology Film Archives in downtown Manhattan. When the Archives were in their infancy, Polidori worked alongside Mekas as his assistant, and Mekas gave him his first exhibition in New York in 1970. Since then, while Polidori has become world-renowned for images of architecture and interior spaces like the Chateau de Versailles and Havana’s fading grandeur, the two have remained close, but have never presented their work together before.
This exhibition is also remarkable in that it reveals little-known work by both artists. Mekas is best known as the avant-garde filmmaker of... Exposition Robert Polidori expose à Berlin
CAMERA WORK opened the CWC GALLERY, a second gallery in a Berlin building that is steeped in history : the Ehemalige Jüdische Mädchenschule Berlin (former Jewish girls’ school). CWC GALLERY, in keeping with the name CAMERA WORK CONTEMPORARY, will show contemporary positions in photography, painting and sculpture in comprehensive retrospectives, conceptual group exhibitions or cooperations with private collectors and art institutions. CWC GALLERY was inaugurated with a comprehensive exhibition of photographer Robert Polidori’s work that opened on February 10. Apart from the most iconic, world-famous images from his oeuvre, several new works will be presented for the first time.
The comprehensive exhibition will allow for an in-depth look into Robert Polidori’s impressive oeuvre.... Exposition American Photography From Berenice Abbott to Alec Soth - Kunsthandel Jörg Maaß
The 40 works range from early black and white photographs to the classic icons of American color photography.
A number of great photographers played a large role in forming and defining the American Myth. The discovery of everyday aspects of American life was decisive in this: cities and symbols, cars, signs, billboards, advertising, telephone poles, parking lots and barbershops.
People are a second aspect of the wide-ranging exhibition, from the years of the Great Depression to impressive portraits of celebrities.
The comparison of almost a century of American photographs results in an interesting structure of similarities and contrasts, which are balanced through the selective choice of images.
The exhibition begins with works of the early 20th century by Paul Strand and Berenice Abbott, who both show ... Exposition Pripyat and Chernobyl - Robert Polidori
Fifteen years after the disastrous meltdown in the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, Robert Polidori approached the place of horror with his large format camera in a quite objective and detached way in 2001. Polidori was one of the few chosen people who were even granted access to the control room of the exploded block IV. The photographer was allowed to enter the life-threatening room with a safety-suit and a gas mask on for only five minutes. Polidori offers the observer a dreadful view at a place, which today even seems extraterrestrial and where a fatal chain of human mistakes led to an incomparable catastrophe. Polidori’s photographs which were taken in the industrial city of Pripjat, impressively document that the inhabitants had to leave their lives behind immediately. Various lootings in the hazardous restr... Exposition VERSAILLES - ROBERT POLIDORI
From May 8 until June 26, 2010, CAMERA WORK will exhibit works of photographer Robert Polidori in its gallery showrooms. The exhibition will entirely focus on the powerful beauty of the Palace of Versailles. Polidori's extensive documentation of the restoration process of the 1980s will be supplemented by current works which have never been exhibited before.
The exhibited photographs present an exclusive selection of the three-volume illustrated book "Parcours Muséologique Revisité" which was recently released by STEIDL publishing house. The work comprehensively documents Polidori's monumental photographic work, which has in the meantime been concluded, at the Palace of Versailles over a period of 25 years. The work, awarded with the Liliane... Exposition Robert Polidori Photographs Gallery CAMERA WORK in Berlin presents from August 2nd to September 13th June photographs by Robert Polidori. The first individual museum exhibition of his work took place at the Berlin Martin-Gropius-Bau in 2006, also curated by CAMERA WORK.
The upcoming exhibition will present Polidori's new fascinating series of the Russian Kremlin for the very first time. Furthermore, his series of the Palace of Versailles, the Cuban capital of Havana, as well as architecture photographs of New York will be shown.
The photographer Robert Polidori, born in Montreal in 1951, is in search of the ravages of time which he finds at the most diverse sites. In the process, Polidori is not only interested in the architecture of his chosen spaces but frequents deserted locations where the traces of history are still distinctly legible. ...