Robert Polidori was born in 1951 in Montreal, Quebec. He moved to the United States when he was ten and briefly lived in New Orleans in his teenage years. He now lives in New York City. He is considered one of the world’s leading architectural photographers. His photographs of neglected and estranged cities including Chernobyl, Havana and New Orleans in the aftermath of Katrina have received worldwide acclaim. He is the author of several books, most recently Parcous Muséologique Revisté, an epic three volume collection of his Versailles published in 2009 by Steidl. He has been awarded the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography in 1999 and 2002 and the Word Press Award for his coverage of the Getty Museums construction in 1998.