Weekly Giveaway – Robert Polidori / After The Flood

Back in October, I was in NYC for a few events and one of my favorite things to do is visit with my sister.

And trip around the museums and galleries. Thankfully she is of like mind and we can do that together.

One of the exhibits we caught was Robert Polidori at the Metropolitan. Now they are not known for their HUGE photo exhibits. Although they did have a major Avedon retrospective years ago.

But they do have a great space for more intimate shows.

This time the work of Mr. Polidori was up and an amazing show it was. Massive prints of photographs taken after the water receded in New Orleans after Katrina.

You’ve seen much about the horrors of slow response and the human and natural devastation to that region.

These images show the aftermath mirrored in the objects left behind. Or those that never moved.

You can’t separate the objects from those that used them. These portraits eerily speak of the inhabitants.

Before you enter the gallery there are images lining the wall with a preview. One of the most striking for me was of the outside of a home with a car parked outside. There were these striation lines across the whole image. I thought perhaps this was a technique.

Not at all.

They were the water mark lines that were left as the water level went down.

One of the most moving images of that tragedy, among many.

This week we offer a copy of the book Robert Polidori – After The Flood

If you are on the Newsletter list , you will receive an email in your in box on weds. @ 9:00 PST with the details on how to get a free copy of this book. Our way of saying thanks for your support.

If you are NOT on the list, this is a good time to sign up. Lots more cool giveaways coming.

Damon Webster


Upcoming Events

  • PhotoPlus Expo
  • Oct. 19th -22nd, 2016
  • Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York City
  • Lucie Awards
  • Oct. 23rd, 2016
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Current Exhibitions

  • Met Breuer
  • Diane Arbus-In The Beginning
  • July 12th – November 27th, 2016
  • 945 Madison Avenue
  • New York, NY 10021
  • Phone: 212.731.1675
  • Whitney Museum
  • APR 27, 2016–FEB 12, 2017
  • 99 Gansevoort Street
  • New York, NY 10014
  • Tel: 212.570.3600
  • Getty Center
  • Richard Learoyd: In the Studio
  • August 30 – November 27, 2016
  • 1200 Getty Center Drive
  • Los Angeles, CA. 90049
  • Tel: 310-440-7300
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Nan Goldin
  • May 26 – Feb 12, 2017
  • 11 West 53 Street
  • New York,NY 10001
  • Tel:212-708-9400
  • Yossi Milo Gallery
  • Simen Johan
  • May 26–August 10, 2016
  • 245 Tenth Avenue
  • New York,NY 10001
  • Tel: 212-414-0370
  • Howard Greenberg Gallery
  • JULY 6 – SEPTEMBER 2, 2016
  • 41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406
  • New York,NY 10022
  • Tel: 212-334-0100
  • KlompChing Gallery
  • FRESH 2016
  • July 13–August 6, 2016
  • 89 Water Street
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • 11201
  • Phone:212.796.2070
  • Peter Fetterman Gallery
  • Neil Leifer
  • June 4 – September 3, 2016
  • 2525 Michigan Avenue Gallery A1
  • Santa Monica, CA
  • 90404
  • Phone: 310.453.6463
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Crime Stories: Photography and Foul Play
  • Through July 31st, 2016
  • 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street)
  • New York, NY 10028
  • Phone: 212-535-7710

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