Briscoe Center presents "Present/Past: The Robert Polidori Photographic Archive" opening day

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"Present/Past: The Robert Polidori Photographic Archive" opening day
Photo courtesy of Briscoe Center

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.

The exhibit will be on display until December 16.

Event Details



Briscoe Center for American History
2300 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78712

Ticket Info

Admission is free.