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Featured Photographer: Robert Polidori

Bassins des Saisons, L'Hiver ou Saturne by Giarardon, Versailles, 1985

Bassins des Saisons, L’Hiver ou Saturne by Giarardon, Versailles, 1985

Robert Polidori is a Canadian photographer known for his photos of human habitats and environments. He was born in Montreal but grew up in the USA in New York. He is currently a staff photographer at the New Yorker and divides his time between New York and Paris.

Check out the Edwynn Houk Gallery and at the Nicholas Metivier Gallery to view a collection of Polidori’s photographs that are available online.

Robert Polidori started his career in 1985 when he won permission to photograph the restoration of Versailles.

Polidori’s first love was avant-garde film. Early in his career he worked as an assistant to Jonas Mekas at the Anthology Film Archives in New York and that experience  shaped his approach to photography.

Following is a selection of some of  his architectural and urban photography.

British Museum, 2004 by Robert Polidori.

British Museum, 2004 by Robert Polidori.

TWA entrance room, JFK Airport, New York, year 2000 by Robert Polidori

TWA entrance room, JFK Airport, New York, year 2000 by Robert Polidori

Amman Jordan, 1996 by Robert Polidori

Amman Jordan, 1996 by Robert Polidori

St. Andrew's room, throne chair, Kremlin, Moscow , 2005 by Robert Polidori

St. Andrew’s room, throne chair, Kremlin, Moscow , 2005 by Robert Polidori

Havana Theatre, year 2000 by Robert Polidori

Havana Theatre, year 2000 by Robert Polidori

2600 Block of Munster Boulevard, New Orleans, September, 2005 by Robert Polidori

2600 Block of Munster Boulevard, New Orleans, September, 2005 by Robert Polidori

La Meridienne, Bed of Marie-Antoinette, 2007 by Robert Polidori

La Meridienne, Bed of Marie-Antoinette, 2007 by Robert Polidori

Salles d’Afrique, Portrait of Louis XVI by Callet #2, Chateau de Versailles, 2007 by Robert Polidori

Salles d’Afrique, Portrait of Louis XVI by Callet #2, Chateau de Versailles, 2007 by Robert Polidori

Escalier de L’Aile Gabriel, 1985 by Robert Polidori

Escalier de L’Aile Gabriel, 1985 by Robert Polidori

Salle les campagnes militaires et le décor des résidences royale, Aile du Nord – 1er etage, Versailles, 1985 by Robert Polidori

Salle les campagnes militaires et le décor des résidences royale, Aile du Nord – 1er etage, Versailles, 1985 by Robert Polidori

5417 Marigny Street, New Orleans, September, 2005 by Robert Polidori

5417 Marigny Street, New Orleans, September, 2005 by Robert Polidori