Quick Hits: Polidori’s Sistine Chapel

Transplanted Canadian Robert Polidori is one of the world’s most acclaimed photographers, for his meticulously detailed, large-format color film photos. This week, he’s on the cover of WSJ magazine with his extraordinary shots of the Sistine Chapel (below – slide to see them all). See a previous Art Junkie piece on him, here.

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Congratulations to Robert Polidori, whose work depicting the Sistine Chapel graces this month’s cover of @WSJ Magazine. Polidori is a widely acclaimed photographer, having won the World Press Award in 1998, as well as the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography (1999 and 2000). The artist was a staff photographer for The New Yorker from 1998 -2006, and additionally published over 15 photo books with Steidl, most recently Hotel Petra (2016) and 60 Feet Road (2016). These follow the three-volume compilation of his pictures of Versailles, Parcours Muséologique Revisité (2009). Robert Polidori’s major solo exhibitions include a mid-career retrospective at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Fotografias at the Instituto Moreira Salles, and After the Flood at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2006. His work is held in numerous collections, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris. @polidori_polidori @wsj #RobertPolidori #FineArtPhotography #SistineChapel #Italy #Photography All images by Robert Polidori for Wall Street Journal.

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The Montreal-born artist is now based in Ojai, California. His website is here

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