Beirut. Tripoli. Havana. Chernobyl. New Orleans. Rio. Amman. Versailles. Over the course of thirty years, Robert Polidori has travelled the world photographing places with names so familiar we feel we know them already.
On the occasion of his first museum retrospective in the United States, the artist has selected more thatn one hundred photographs for this volume that challenge our preconceptions, mining both the accoutrement and the psychology of space for what it tells us – and for what it withholds – about history, memory, identity, and time.