CHRISTER STRöMHOLM : LES AMIES DE PLACE BLANCHE

Posted on May 17, 2012 by Isabella Cecconi

The International Center of Photography, will host from May 18 to September 2, a magnificent exhibition of Christer Strömholm. Very little known outside of Sweden but for many, one of the great photographers of the 20th century or father figure of Scandinavia photography, Strömholm was the winner of the prestigious Hasselblad Award in 1997. The exhibition presents the body of work Les Amies de Place Blanche, a documentation of Paris’ transsexual in the 1960s. Strömholm portrays intimate shots and lush Brassaï-like night scenes form a magnificent, dark, and at times quite moving photo album. It’s a tribute to these girls, the “girlfriends of Place Blanche.” Continue Reading →