Christer Strömholm (1918–2002) was one of the most influential Scandinavian photographers and the recipient of the 1997 Hasselblad Award. Born in Stockholm, in 1946 Strömholm moved to Paris where he discovered photography. Between 1949 and ’54 he joines the German group of photographers Fotoforum, led by Otto Steinert. Perhaps Strömholm’s most influential series is Les Amies de la Place Blanche, documenting the transsexuals of Paris’ Place Blanche in the late fifties and early sixties. From 1962 to ’74 he was director of Fotoskolan in Stockholm where he trained over 1,200 students.
Book Specs: Christer Strömholm: Till minnet av mig själv (In memory of myself) // Layout: Erik Pettersson // Copyright Pictures: Christer Strömholm // Copyright Text: Tor-Ivan Odulf, Peter Weiss, Per Olof Sundman.