Les Amies de Place Blanche by Christer Strömholm. First edition first impression from 2013 in new condition. Please note that the book is brand new, however, there are superficial markings to boards. There is also a small bump to top of spine. And one to the side of the front cover. No internal markings. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Les Amies de Place BlancheLes Amies de Place Blanche was first published in 1983. It's a project that about identity, about survival and in the words of Strömholm himself, about the right to live. This book focuses on the transexual community in paris in the late 1950s and the early 1960s. It would become the catalyst that helped established Strömholm's reputation as one of the leading photographers of the century. As well as portraying a highly oppressed community, depicting the lives of transexual women who often worked as sex workers in the streets of Paris, this book captures the agitated spirit of a France still at war with Algeria. So, Christer Strömholm developed a friendship with these women that lasted years, portraying their beauty and their struggles. Aman Iman brings us this re-publication that includes the original essays by Strömholm , as well as publisher Johan Ehrenberg's. Further, it also includes newly commissioned texts by Jacky and Nana, who are two of the women who appear in the book. Besides, the edition has an introduction by leading French journalist, actor, director and producer Hélène Hazera, who happens to be a trans woman.
About Christer StrömholmChrister Strömholm (1918 - 2002), who also went by the pseudonym Christer Christian, was a Swedish photographer and educator. He is known for his intimate black and white street photography portrait series. In 1962, Strömholm co-founded Fotoskolan academy in Stockholm as well as being its director. He gained international renown and became known as 'the father of Swedish photography', not only for his photographic work but also because of his role as a teacher. His depictions of trans lives in Paris in the 1950's are perhaps, his most relevant and well known work.
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