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The Powerful Beauty of the Palace of Versailles at Camera Work

BERLIN.- From May 8 until June 26, 2010, Camera Work exhibits works of photographer Robert Polidori in its gallery showrooms. The exhibition entirely focuses on the powerful beauty of the Palace of Versailles. Polidori’s extensive documentation of the restoration process of the 1980s is supplemented by current works which have never been exhibited before. The exhibited photographs present an exclusive selection of the three-volume illustrated book “Parcours Muséologique Revisité” which was recently released by STEIDL publishing house. The work comprehensively documents Polidori’s monumental photographic work, which has in the meantime been concluded, at the Palace of Versailles over a period of 25 years. The work, awarded with the Liliane Bettencourt Prix de la Photographie, has was the highlight of a number of excellent publications such as, for example, “Havanna,” “Sperrzonen – Pripjat und Tschernobyl,” “Metropolis,” or “A