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Robert Polidori

Robert Polidori was born in 1951 in Montreal, Canada. He was the theatre manager at the Anthology Film Archives between 1972 and 1974, and later moved to the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1980 for his postgraduate study. Between 1998 and 2007 he was a staff photographer at the New York magazine.

Solo exhibitions


After the Flood, Jarach Gallery, Venice
After the Flood, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto


Chernobyl, Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York
After the Flood, Flowers East, London
New Orleans after the Flood, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Fotografien, Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum, Berlin


Chernobyl, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
Flowers Central, London


Havana, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis
Contact, Toronto


After The Flood, photographs by Robert Polidori, Steidl (2006)
Robert Polidori’s Metropolis. Metropolis/D.A.P (2004)
Zones of Exclusion Pripyat and Chernobyl,  Steidl (2003)
Havana Steidl (2003 )


MOMA, New York
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Biblioteque National, Paris
Maison Europeen de la Photography, Paris
Fundacion La Caixa, Barcelona
The Link Group, Chicago
First National City Bank, New York
The Santander Bank, New York
La Caisse des Depots et Consignations, Paris
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
The Berman Collection, Los Angeles


2000 Alfred Eisenstadt Award for Magazine Photography, Architecture
1999 Alfred Eisenstadt Award for Magazine Photography, Architecture
1998 World Press Award for Art

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