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11.05.2010

 

Versailles - j'adore! Camera Work Berlin presents new photos from Robert Polidori's legendary palace documentation

One would have to be well and truly besotted with Versailles. How else could one possibly capture the graceful beauty of the palace in such haunting moments? Robert Polidori’s legendary documentation of the intricate restoration work in the 1980s is now being completed with never before seen works on show at the Camera Work Gallery, Berlin.

The photographer documented the palace in Versailles over a period of 25 years. The exhibition is an exclusive selection of the Steidl Verlag’s recently published three volume work, titled ‘Parcours Muséologique Revisité’, which has been awarded the Liliane Bettencourt Prix de la Photographie.

In 2006, in collaboration with the Martin Gropius Bau (Martin Gropius building), the Berlin-based gallery curated Robert Polidori’s first ever museum solo exhibition. This was followed by museum exhibitions in Brazil and Canada. In 2008, Camera Work dedicated an additional exhibition to the photographer and presented colourful works from Havana and New York, as well as premiering his fascinating photographs from the Russian Kremlin.

Robert Polidori, born 1951, in Montreal now lives and works in New York and Paris. His reports have been published in magazines including The New Yorker, Architectural Digest, Geo and Vanity Fair. He was awarded with the German Photo Book Prize, as well as the Alfred-Eisenstaedt-Award. In addition to his decadent images of castles and palaces, he continues to capture the often disturbing effects mankind has on its surroundings, such as the effects of Tschernobyl and Hurricane Katrina.

ROBERT POLIDORI
8 May - 26 June 2010


Galerie CAMERA WORK
Contemporary Photography and Vintage Masterworks
Kantstraße 149 . 10623 Berlin
www.camerawork.de

CAMERA WORK : Robert Polidori

CAMERA WORK : Robert Polidori

CAMERA WORK : Robert Polidori

CAMERA WORK : Robert Polidori

CAMERA WORK : Robert Polidori

CAMERA WORK : Robert Polidori

CAMERA WORK : Robert Polidori

CAMERA WORK : Robert Polidori