Present/Past: The Robert Polidori Photographic Archive

Friday, March 4th, 2022 - Friday, December 16th, 2022

Robert Polidori is one of the world’s most acclaimed architectural photographers of human habitats and environments. His photographs bear witness to the passage of time, locating evidence of history in the spaces we build and live within. With selections from Polidori’s comprehensive photographic archive, Present/Past takes viewers beyond the widely acknowledged aesthetic value of his images.

The large-format prints on display include Polidori’s significant projects: the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and subsequent flooding in New Orleans, the Château de Versailles, Havana, and Chernobyl, as well as his Metropolis series, which documents population and urban growth.  In addition, the exhibit includes materials from the full breadth of the Polidori Archive. From his initial Polaroids and annotated images to proofs and final prints, Present/Past reveals the layers of evidence contained in the collection as a whole

Mon - Fri 9am – 12pm & 1pm – 4pm

Free admission (reservation are recommended)

Main Exhibition Gallery, Sid Richardson Hall Unit 2
Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
2300 Red River 

Austin, TX

30.285290009274, -97.728799

Present/Past: The Robert Polidori Photographic Archive