Christer Strömholm: Les Amies De Place Blanche

The Swedish photographer Christer Strömholm (1918–2002), one of the first postwar photographers to win international renown, is particularly famous for his depictions of the transsexuals he befriended in Paris’ Place Blanche in the 1950s (published in 1983 in a book called Les Amies de Place Blanche). These photos are the subject of this moving exhibition at ICP, open through September, and curated by Pauline Vermare. Stromholm’s affection for—and even love of—the women in his photographs is palpable.

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Christer Strömholm, Gina, 1963. © Christer Strömholm/Strömholm Estate.

Category: Exhibition
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