Published by Steidl/GUN. Edited with text by Gunnar Smoliansky, Greger Ulf Nilson.
This book presents little-known photos by the legendary Swedish photographer Christer Strömholm (1918–2002) selected by Gunnar Smoliansky. In the late 1980s, gallerist Kim Klein proposed a small exhibition of Strömholm’s pictures at the Lido Gallery in Stockholm. Strömholm agreed and entrusted Smoliansky with making a selection from his early 6x6 Rolleiflex negatives. Smoliansky was delighted to do so—the planned 10 to 12 photos soon ballooned to 70—and he printed two sets, one for Strömholm and one for himself. The photos date from the late 1940s and early ’50s, and show Strömholm’s formative years in Paris, the south of France, Morocco and other destinations. Most of these pictures had never before been printed, let alone publicized, until their exhibition in 1990.
With Les Nuits de Place Blanche, Christer Strömholm (1918–2002), considered the father of Swedish contemporary photography, portrays Parisian nightlife of the 50s and 60s. The hardcover compiles intimate portraits of the transsexual community that surrounded Pigalle Square in a tribute to an era both gritty and glamorous.
Published by Max Ström. Edited by Joakim Strömholm, Patric Leo, Charlotta Broady. Text by Christian Caujolle, Carole Naggar, Johan Tell.
Post Scriptum is the largest monograph to date on one of Sweden’s most beloved photographers. Founder of the legendary photography school Fotoskolan in Stockholm in 1962, and an inspiration to two generations of photographers, Christer Strömholm (1918–2002) was one of the first Swedish photographers to attain international prominence. Living in both Sweden and France, he first won acclaim with his photo book Poste Restante, which he followed up with Vännerna från Place Blanche (The Friends from Place Blanche)--portrayals of transsexuals in 1960s Paris. His images from his travels in Japan, Spain and the United States are also widely admired. This volume includes these and numerous other bodies of work, including his portraits of artists such as Duchamp, Breton, Ernst, Giacometti, Klein, Rauschenberg, Spoerri and others, compiling nearly 270 of Strömholm’s best photographs.