in a Colorful Past
considered an architectural photographer, Robert Polidori, is in
fact a photographer of habitat. On the surface, his subjects are
buildings. But at the core his lens is focused on the remnants and
traces of living he finds scattered in hallways, left in back rooms
and worn on facades.
Cuba is a particularly rich setting for Mr. Polidori's visual inquiries.
His spectacular color photographs of the city are presented in an
oversized volume that captures both the city's monumentality and
the photographer's attention to detail.
curves and columns that line Havana's streets refer to past eras
and speak of the political, social and economic forces that have
driven the city to its present condition.
Polidori was born in Montreal in 1951 and lives in New York City.
He has exhibited photographs in Paris, Brasilia, New York, Los Angeles
is a regular contributor to The New Yorker, and has been
featured in Geo, Architectural Digest Germany and
Polidori has received numerous honors, including a World Press Award
for his coverage of the Getty Museum and two Alfred Eisenstaedt
Awards for his work in Havana and Brasilia.