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Dashashwemedh Road, Varanasi, India

Robert Polidori (French and Canadian, born 1951)

Date:
2007
Medium:
Chromogenic print
Dimensions:
Image: 128.3 x 162.6 cm (50 1/2 x 64 in.) Mount: 152.4 x 182.9 cm (60 x 72 in.) Frame: 156.5 × 189.9 cm (61 5/8 × 74 3/4 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gift of the artist, 2009
Accession Number:
2009.480
Rights and Reproduction:
© Robert Polidori
  • Description

    Known for his masterful architectural studies, Polidori has trained his camera on grand chateaux at Versailles, crumbling neoclassical houses in Castro’s Cuba, abandoned control rooms at the Chernobyl nuclear plant, and the devastation in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. In this photograph of a bustling street in the holy city of Varanasi, he achieved a sense of hallucinatory clarity by creating a digital composite of two large-format negatives, each precisely focused on a different segment of the scene—an assemblage of “decisive moments” combined into a single dynamic image.

  • Provenance

    Robert Polidori, New York

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