"Canadian-American photographer Robert Polidori has devoted much of his esteemed career to exploring the effects of time, nature and human intervention on buildings and landscapes. His works are both poetic and melancholy, his treatment of spaces reverent. He views rooms as “memory theatres”, and deftly employs his medium to elevate their status to that of precious relics, regardless of their current condition. His previous projects have spanned devastated New Orleans homes in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, through to the crumbling buildings of Havana, majestic in their faded splendour. Earlier this month, a 2010 series of Polidori’s photographs depicting the interior of the Convento di San Marco in Florence went on display at Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York, allowing audiences the chance to enjoy the full power of the image-maker’s large-scale works in person."
Image: The Mocking of Christ by Fra Angelico, Cell 7, Museum of San Marco Convent, Florence, Italy, (2010) © Robert Polidori/Paul Kasmin Gallery