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.


2010 Parcours Muséologique Revisité, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2008 Versailles: Etats Transitoires, Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York
2007 After the Flood, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
After the Flood, Jarach Gallery, Venice, Italy
After the Flood, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
2006 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
2005 Chernobyl, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
Flowers Central, London
2004 Havana, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis
Contact, Toronto
2003 Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York
2000 Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York
1999 Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis
Robert Miller gallery, New York
Gallery One, Toronto
1997 Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris
Robert Miller Gallery, New York
1991 Galerie Jaques Gordat, Paris
1990 Galerie Urbi et Orbi, Paris
1988 Atelier des Cannettes, Mois de la Photo, Paris
1983 Braathen Fine Arts, New York
1979 CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, New York
1975 Whitney Museum of Art-New Filmakers Program, New York
Bykert Gallery, New York
1970-75 Anthology Film Archives

2006 ‘the living is easy,’ Flowers, London
2003 ‘Esther haase –Kuba, ‘ CameraWork, Berlin
2001 Grant Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles
1999 Preview IV, Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis
1998 Weinstein Gallery, New York
St. Paul Companies, St. Paul
1997 Robert Miller Gallery, New York
1994 Conseil Generale de la Nievre, Nevers, France
1989 Chicago Art Institute, Chicago
1982 Braathen Fine Arts, New York
1981 P. S. 1, Long Island City, New York
1980 Braathen-Gallozzi Gallery, New York
1978 International Center of Photography, New York
1975 Bykert Gallery, New York