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.
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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.

Cheers!
Damon Webster

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