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Light and Lens, 2nd Edition by Robert Hirsch

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4.0  Robert Polidori created mementos of the devastation that Hurricane Katrina brought to New Orleans, documenting the paradoxically beautiful wreckage. He entered the ruins to make photographs that serve as psychological witnesses, mapping the lives of the absent and deceased through the remains of their homes. “As photographic records, these exoskeletons are offered as a kind of visual Last Rites to chosen life trajectories that are no more and can no longer be.”

© Robert Polidori. 2732 Orleans Avenue, New Orleans, LA, from the series After the Flood, 2005. 50 × 66 inches. Chromogenic color print. Courtesy of Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York, ...

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